What’s All the Hype About Eating Locally?
Recently a Stanford University study disproved the positive benefits of organic, a claim which health and nutrition experts have rallied to rebuff. But what about eating local foods?
At this year’s TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” conference, Mitchell Davis, Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, presented a talk called “Tasting Our Way to a Better Food System.” Mitchell argues that if we were to make both personal and political food decisions based on taste, we could actually create a food system that provides everyone with the right to healthful and delicious food. With a focus on local products you have a smaller selection of seasonal ingredients, but those foods taste better and cost less than out-of-season organic produce grown in far-flung locales. Moreover, unlike organic produce and proteins – which the Stanford study disproved to be more nutrient-dense than conventional produce – local foods are more nutritious than those shipped over long distances. Buying local is also better for the environment, your money supports small farms and more money goes directly to farmers, instead of Big Agriculture. And let’s not forget – the ultimate benefit of local products is their rich, just-picked flavor, as other food and nutrition advocates will attest.
If you’re ready to go local, check out the Farmer’s Market Guide for extra local tips!
Are Your Cravings Controlling Your Energy and Weight?
If you are like most people, you may have some issues controlling your cravings. You crave sugar and caffeine to give you energy or satisfy that sweet tooth, but you end up more tired after. You also notice that you may not be at your ideal weight, you have poor sleep, or other health concerns (dull skin, headaches, feeling stressed). The good news is that success does not come from depravation, it comes from freedom – the freedom to eat foods you love and have sweetness in your life without the side effects or the guilt. Please join Thrive Health & Wellness and learn:
• Tips to eat foods you enjoy and not deprive yourself
• To understand how your lifestyle affects your cravings
• How sugar is part of the solution – not the problem
• Your first steps to take back control of your life and health
If you are ready to have more energy, fewer cravings and take back control of your life, then you don’t want to miss this workshop:
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