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The Big Book of Organic Baby Food: Baby Purées, Finger Foods, and Toddler Meals for Every Stage
By Stephanie Middleberg MS, RD, CDN
It is difficult to serve a tasty yet nutritious meal, but you do not have to worry about this book, you can make a delicious yet healthy meal! The title may seem to depict a cookbook for babies, but no, it also offers:
- Chapter divisions by age with recipes, developmental information, and Frequently Asked Questions to keep up with your children.
- There are more than 100 recipes that introduce new flavors and textures.
- Recipes that can be shared by the whole family are available too!
Paleo for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started
By John Chatham
If you are not familiar with the word ‘paleo’, well it pertains to the diet eaten by early humans, which only consists of fish, fruit, meat, and vegetables. This dietary plan focuses on diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein, and increased energy level. The risk of common health problems is decreased.
The cookbook provides:
- For beginners, a 7-day step-by-step plan and a Paleo shopping guide are given.
- An extensive list of foods to avoid and 145 Paleo-friendly foods
- An easy, mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks!
Love Real Food: More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourishes the Body
By Kathryne Taylor
The author gives us a guide on how to have a healthy body through real food. The book is designed for everyone! However, it promotes a vegan diet. It offers delicious meatless recipes, the meals are gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free.
The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
By Alona Pulde MD, Matthew Lederman MD, Marah Stets, Brian Wendel, and Darshana Thacker
This is a New York Times bestselling diet book! Well, from the book preview, this is the best. It is backed up by scientific research. The Forks Over Knives can really persuade you to quit eating highly refined foods, meat, and dairy to prevent health conditions. This book contains tasty recipes, 28-day eating guide, and advice.
The Vitamix Cookbook: 250 Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Make in Your Blender
By Jodi Berg
This cookbook provides you an idea to include whole foods in your daily diet with the use of a blender and is highly recommended by Terrace Organics. There are 200 easy to prepare recipes that use a blender. The book provides recipes for:
- Breakfast and brunch
- Soups and Sides
- Sauces and dressings
I do hope you get the time to purchase these books and run through them to have an idea of what to prepare for the day! Incorporate these recipes into your diet. Let us live an organic life, eat healthily!
Today, people are now interested in becoming healthy, this is because conventional foods are not healthy! To become healthy, eating organic foods is a major proponent.
What are organic foods? Organic foods are the ones that were grown without the use of pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers, sewage sludge-based fertilizers, and bioengineered genes. You may have asked whether organic foods only talks about plant-based foods, but no, livestock is included. However, they should also be grown organically, they must have an access to the outdoors and should be fed with organic feeds.
By the method of how the food is cultivated, it will have a major impact on your health. Conventionally-grown foods contain chemicals, fertilizers, and preservatives, while organic foods contain nutrients that are beneficial to our body. Below are the specific benefits of organic foods:
ORGANIC FOODS ARE RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
This is because organic foods were not introduced to fertilizers and other chemicals, it does not contain any toxic chemicals. Fruits and vegetables prevent the development of cancer, vision problems, premature aging, cognitive malfunction, and cancer.
ORGANIC FOODS IMPROVES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Conjugated linoleic acid is found in livestock that was not conventionally raised. Conjugated linoleic acid is a fatty acid that is good for the heart and for boosting the cardiovascular strength.
ORGANIC FOODS CAN BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
With the organic foods, the strength of the immune system has significantly increased. It contains high vitamins and mineral content that can strengthen the immune system.
Sadly, conventionally modified or grown foods can result in health conditions.
ORGANIC FOODS ARE MORE DELICIOUS
Some might not agree on this, but most people strongly believe that organic food tastes better because of the sugar and mineral structures in organic foods.
ORGANIC FOODS ARE HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS
Any organic products have high nutritional content, they were fully grown and were provided the best natural environment as it grows.
ORGANIC FOODS PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
With organic foods, harmful chemicals are out of the picture. Thus, there are no soil, water, and air pollution.
ORGANIC FOODS REDUCES PESTICIDE
Pesticides were used to repel bugs and pesticides on the plants or crops. The consumption of chemical pesticide is associated with cancers, weakened immune system, digestive dysfunctions, headaches, birth defects, and ADHD.
ORGANIC FOODS CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF FOOD-BORNE ILLNESSES
When you choose organic food, it does not undergo the process of concentrated animal feeding operations, where deadly drug-resistant infections were acquired by the animals. Thus, to prevent illnesses, have an organic food.
Many people today have changed to go organic, to ensure that their children and family grow up healthily. Organic foods do not contain strong chemicals,
Finally, I hope you have come to realize that organic food promotes a better overall health, as these are not processed with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Let us get healthy, an organic lifestyle leads to a better life.
Since then spices and herbs have a major contribution to the overall health of our body. It helps in faster wound healing and can be used as a natural supplement, it can strengthen the immune system, and prevent the development of cancer and illnesses.
In the field of culinary, herbs are used to add flavor to the dishes. Now, they are being consumed for its health benefits.
Herbs are plants that have a sweet aroma, flavor and health benefits. There are two categories of herbs, the Chinese herbs, and Medicinal Herbs.
Chinese herbs are those considered to be the most powerful method for treating various illnesses. It is categorized with its taste, spicy herbs are for colds and respiratory problems; sweet herbs are for the spleen, pain, and immunity; bitter herbs are for cardiovascular problems, constipation, and asthma; sour herbs are for the digestive process, and salty herbs are for the kidneys.
Medicinal herbs treat health problems when medicines are not available. When you use them, you have to do an extensive research on what they are for.
Below are the general health benefits:
BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Nutrient substances like vitamins, phytosterols, antioxidants are abundant in herbs. When used, it will strengthen the immune system to fight against toxins and germs.
An example of the herbs that can boost the immune system is garlic, onion, ginger, cinnamon, goldenseal, hibiscus, and elderberry.
IT HAS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY COMPONENTS
The reason why herbs are perfect for inflammatory problems because the essential oils in the herbs inhibit the enzyme cyclooxygenase.
IT CAN DECREASE THE LEVEL OF CHOLESTEROL AND BLOOD SUGAR
Herbs can work on the functions of the pancreas and can neutralize the sugar level in the blood.
An example of herbs that can stabilize your sugar levels is bilberry, cayenne pepper, and fenugreek.
An example of herbs that can reduce the levels of blood pressure and cholesterol are licorice, psyllium, and fenugreek.
IT CAN PREVENT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
With the health benefits of herbs such as anti-myeloid, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties can prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Gingko herbs are identified to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
IT CAN PREVENT CANCER
There are herbs that can effectively kill cancer cells, these are phragmites, Scutellaria, oldenlandia, and Taraxacum. It targets the cancer cells found in the breast, liver, gastro, and colon.
As herbs can prevent the development of cancer, it can soothe the side effects and aftermath of chemotherapy.
However, a medical practitioner should be consulted first before selecting a herb as a cure for cancer.
IT CAN MAKE YOUR SKIN BEAUTIFUL
Herbs can assure a radiant and healthy skin with their natural effects. They are used for facial wash and to repair damaged skin.
Herbs can have a lot of health benefits, however, herbal combinations should not be self-medicated. There are countless of herbs around the world, and almost all of the herbs have health benefits, and some combine them. Herbal combinations should consider the aspects and phases of the client.