There is a long debate as to whether organically grown foods have more nutrients than conventionally grown foods. While it makes sense that foods grown with sustainable and responsible farming practices would contain more natural and unaltered nutrients, researchers continue to examine and publish new findings. One thing we are certain of though: organic produce contains 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants than conventional produce. These antioxidants protect our cells from the effects of aging and cancer. Moreover, a recent article cites additional nutrient benefits including 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids in organic dairy and meat.
Are there really health benefits to drinking a warm mug of water infused with fresh, organic lemon each morning? We were curious too, so we decided to do some digging.
One of our favorite fruits to eat in the summer, bananas are an excellent source of nutrients - they are also delicious! Enjoyed in smoothies, fruit salads, baked in bread, or on their own, we are encouraging everyone to up their banana intake this summer. Here are a few reasons why:
If you haven’t made your own acai bowl at home for breakfast, you’re missing out. Packed with antioxidants and fiber, the acai berry, native to South America, is incredible for your health—it’s also extremely tasty. To make an acai bowl, use freeze dried packs or smoothie packs (found in most grocery stores or online). By mixing the acai powder with some of your favorite fruits, vegetables, and plant-based liquids, you can create a healthy, delicious, summer-worthy breakfast. Be warned: You will want to eat an acai bowl every day.