EG, Until last night I thought the primary source of nourishment was our food but I saw a program about how agribusiness has taken over the food supply. Another on how monoculture farming has depleted the soil. We're all gonna die. Pesticides, depleted soil, chemically assaulted plants and animal foods. We don't stand a chance. Has anyone priced organic food lately?
Thanks I purchased a bottle to use to make a "healthy"cooking spray. My wife uses Pam now and I'm trying to get her to stop.
On the subject of nourishment from food. Read the "Omnivores Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. I'm about halfway into it and it is truly amazing how food is grown/prepared. So far this book has pushed me ever farther away from missing beef and pre-packaged foods. Even so called "Organic" foods are not what I thought them to be.
EG Guy My name came from my old softball team that use to play in a tournament together once a year. We are called Ya Fat Bastehd's. YFBs for short.
Re: Until last night I thought the primary source of nourishment was our food but I saw a program about how agribusiness has taken over the food supply. Another on how monoculture farming has depleted the soil. We're all gonna die. Pesticides, depleted soil, chemically assaulted plants and animal foods.
Happily, we can forget all that. Its nice sensational journalism, great for ratings. For those eating processed foods, it's all true. For us veggie huggers, it's not all false, but Fuhrman quoted some studies showing that most of the nutrients are still present in most of the foods. I forget just how it worked out, but it does. Don't forget, it's with these depleted foods, that studies show reduced cancer, heart disease, etc etc, with increased veggie intake. And the studies certainly were not people eating mostly organic foods. And, all of us are improving our health. Organic foods are great, but I've reversed my IMT eating very few organic foods. Just too expensive. I'm starting to eat organic carrots, because they are just a little bit more money, and my sister insists that carrots are used to scavenge contaminated soil, and carrots are especially important to eat organic.
Dtms 1, I live in some very prime farm country. The farms where I live are large but not agribusiness. By large I mean about 300 acres or so for most. I can't think of one farmer or any fields that I don't see crops rotated. I know some chemicals are used on the fields, mostly for weed control but if you'd ever care to come visit in the Spring and sniff our 'fresh country air' you'd know many if not most farmers around me use manure as fertilizer. ROFL
Re: I cover my bases by eating both [raw and cooked> every day.
That's precisely Fuhrman's approach. He advises to eat 1 pound raw and 1 pound cooked daily. Some nutrients are destroyed by cooking, and other nutrients are made more available by cooking. Also, it's easy to slurp down 2 cups of steamed veggies (with the water they were steamed with). It takes more work to pound down the raw veggies. They both have benefits. No need to choose one or the other. :-) Many people think they cannot eat this much. (For those who cannot, that's fine. Don't obsess over it.) A large tomato is almost a pound.
Yes, I LOVE where I live. Slow paced life, down to earth people, kind neighbors that you actually KNOW. It's Spring now and I'm watching the farmers begin to work in their fields. I live in town but what I wouldn't give for 5 acres or so. *sigh*
"...it's easy to slurp down 2 cups of steamed veggies (with the water they were steamed with). It takes more work to pound down the raw veggies..."
Two easy ways for raw, both Dr F endorsed... Blended salad is one, just be careful w/ regular blender to do it in small batches so you don't burn it out or break something in the drive train (Unless you have a VitaMix or similar!) The other has a huge long thread on Dr F's site callled "micro-salad in food processor". Basically just toss everything in there and chop it down w/ "S" blade to small as you want it, maybe 1/4 green pea size. Much easier to eat that way. Sort o1/2 chewed while the blender salad is more like 80-90% chewed.
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