So you’re making real progress eating real food. Your fruit bowl is filled with bananas, apples, pears, plums… you name it. Fruit has been a great alternative to sweets or sugary-snacks. But, in the high heat of summer, you’re not the only one enjoying fruit, since you’re sharing them with a swarm of fruit flies. Luckily, if you’ve got a fruit fly problem, there’s a really easy way to get rid of fruit flies.
Tomatoes are starting to ripen around here, and there’s just something about a juicy, red tomato, plucked off the vine and still-warm from the sun that says “summer” to me. As you may (or may not) know, I’m studyingHolistic Nutrition, and currently working on a course about eco-nutrition. The assigned reading for the course is the book “The End of Food” by Thomas Pawlick, who devotes the entire first chapter “Red Tennis Balls”, on a discussion of the state of the tomato today.
The book so far, has been so engaging that I wanted to share some of the more interesting facts in The Real Food Guide’s first infographic: A Look At the Modern Tomato.
What does this drawing have to do with relaxation? Well, It’s one thing to use deep breathing techniques or visualization to calm down when you’re an adult. It’s quite another story to try and get children to calm themselves or decrease their own anxiety, but they can, using relaxation breathing for kids.
In the battle of good fats vs bad fats, people often have a very black and white idea of which fats belong to each side. Typically, the perception is that good fats include anything of the unsaturated variety. Fish oil and flax seed oil in particular have been some of the most popular fat source supplements in the past ten years after studies conducted on Omega-3 fatty acids showed that they had a broad range of health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of those all-important polyunsaturated fats, in the same family as fats found in walnuts, soybean oil, and canola oil. Monounsaturated fats are found in sources including extra virgin olive oil, avocados, and various nuts like almonds. One caution though: unsaturated fats and fragile molecules, so choose quality sources of these fats to avoid rancid or oxidized fats. Storing them in the fridge will help preserve them, and contrary to popular belief – you’ll want to keep your olive oil for dressings and sauces and not for cooking.
More recently, however, people have taken up the mantle of paleo eating, which is a lifestyle that embraces eating more natural and unprocessed foods. The rise of paleo eating has also seen a rise in the amount of bacon being sold.