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Food And Health

Posted by dMinerals on 5/7/2016 to News

The food we eat affects our health ! 
Change your food and change your health !
Many people will say "I have been eating like this all my life and I'm still here"...
Well that is true but what health issues do you have ? 
Many have changed their lives by changing their diet to a non-toxic~organic~natural diet...
If you noticed I added natural in there ! 
Just because a product is not certified organic does not necessarily mean that it is not organic...
If you know the company and their practices you should know if you can trust them and their products...
Not every good company and product is certified organic...
I PREFER CERTIFIED ORGANIC but if you do your homework you will find some great-healthy products and be on your way to a healthy body...
Try your best to feed your children & yourself organic, whole foods and healthy meals. Many will say "I Cant't Afford It" ...The truth is you can't afford not to !
Just start out 1 or 2 things at a time. And don't waste your food,make use of it all ! You can freeze leftovers instead of throwing them out !

A big problem is chronic inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis in our country...inflammation...get rid of it and start feeling better ! Is your food or other products you put on your body or in your environment causing your inflammation ?
If you are tired of feeling yucky every day CHANGE YOUR DIET~ DRINK MORE WATER`~ EXERCISE-WALK MORE ~ REDUCE YOUR STRESS
The food you eat does make  difference as well as what your put on your body and what you breathe in...Organic foods and other healthy products are now available in most grocery stores....OR grow your own organic produce ! 
Mayo Clinic says "Any product labeled as organic must be USDA certified. Only producers who sell less than $5,000 a year
 in organic foods are exempt from this certification; however, they're still required to follow the USDA's standards for organic foods."

"If a food bears a USDA Organic label, it means it's produced and processed according to the USDA standards. The seal is voluntary, but many organic producers use it."

Illustration of the USDA organic seal

Products certified 95 percent or more organic may display this USDA seal.

"Products that are completely organic — such as fruits, vegetables, eggs or other single-ingredient foods — are labeled 100 percent organic and can carry the USDA seal."

Foods that have more than one ingredient, such as breakfast cereal, can use the USDA organic seal plus the following wording, depending on the number of organic ingredients:

  • 100 percent organic. To use this phrase, products must be either completely organic or made of all organic ingredients.
  • Organic. Products must be at least 95 percent organic to use this term.

Products that contain at least 70 percent organic ingredients may say "made with organic ingredients" on the label, but may not use the seal. Foods containing less than 70 percent organic ingredients can't use the seal or the word "organic" on their product labels. They can include the organic items in their ingredient list, however.

  • Pesticides. Conventional growers use synthetic pesticides to protect their crops from molds, insects and diseases. . Organic farmers use insect traps, careful crop selection (disease-resistant varieties), predator insects or beneficial microorganisms instead to control crop-damaging pests. Organic produce typically carries significantly fewer pesticide residues than does conventional produce. However, residues on most products — both organic and nonorganic — don't exceed government safety thresholds.
  • Food additives. Organic regulations ban or severely restrict the use of food additives, processing aids (substances used during processing, but not added directly to food) and fortifying agents commonly used in non-organic foods, including preservatives, artificial sweeteners, colorings and flavorings, and monosodium glutamate.
  • Environment. Some people buy organic food for environmental reasons. Organic farming practices are designed to benefit the environment by reducing pollution and conserving water and soil quality.
  • Partial credit goes to http://www.mayoclinic.org for some of this info
Organically raised animals must be given organic feed and kept free of growth hormones and antibiotics
"Toxic and persistent pesticides do accumulate. They accumulate in the soil; they accumulate in the water; they accumulate in our bodies," says DiMatteo. "So by eliminating the use of these pesticides and fertilizers in the organic production system, we are not contributing any further to this pollution."