4 ways to create a healthful summer diet – The Washington Post

… you might want to consider organic for nectarines, peaches and peppers (sweet or hot), because conventional forms of these foods have a high or very high pesticide risk. Know when to cook it. “Vitamins and minerals are lost when some foods are heated,” says Maxine Siegel, Consumer Reports’ food-testing manager. “But for some fruits and vegetables, cooking makes the nutrients more available, so your body absorbs them better.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: …

Greenville moms launch organic baby food company

… geared toward older children. “We both thought the processed foods available for babies were bland and tasted kind of bad, and they’re heat processed and treated and lose a lot of nutrients,” Gates says. To finish reading this article, please click on this link: via Greenville moms launch organic baby food company. …

Choose smart & organic – Focus Health – Susie Ponici

By Susie Ponici, R.H.N. | April 9, 2015 Did you know many studies have shown that organically grown vegetables and fruit have been found to have higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals than those that are cultivated inorganically? According to a 2008 report by the Organic Center, a team of scientists concluded that organically grown plant-based foods have an average of 25 percent more nutrients than conventionally grown plants. Chemical fertilizers such as pesticides, herbicides and …

Will Going Organic Help You Lose Weight?

… to go organic, however, is ultimately up to you. More nutrients, Better Weight? While experts have debated for years whether organic foods really are more nutritious than their conventionally raised counterparts, last year a British Journal of Nutrition review of 343 studies concluded that on average, organic foods (both crops and packaged foods derived from those crops, like bread) contain higher concentrations of antioxidants than conventionally grown foods. That’s because, while an organic …