The longest journey begins with that first short step.
The healthiest table begins with that first realization that “ I” must take the interest and the action to make it so.
Our food sources of today, and actually for the last forty years have been slowly contaminated to the degree that they are basically void of nutrition by the time they reach our dining table . The average meal travels no less than 1500 miles before it reaches a destination. This means it is harvested green, sprayed/treated to slow the process of maturation, sprayed again to keep insects away while in transit, sprayed again when it reaches its destination…to restart a process that allows the ‘color’ to finalize. Remember, the process of nutritional growth is halted at harvesting and does not begin again.
This is one of the best reasons for re-educating ourselves on how we choose what we eat.
Understood-everyone in this country cannot be a farmer or even have a garden…what everyone can do; is look at all the options, either pick from or develop one, and set a new goal, a goal to grow or purchase from a local grower, or from sources that allow you to feel safe in the foods you serve at your table.
Many across the country are turning their lawns into urban gardens. You can grow in over-sized containers, on porches and patio’s, in small hobby greenhouse’s. Gardening makes a wonderful family project while supplying healthy and tasty foods.
One very easy way to healthatize your meals is through the use of herbs.
Fresh or fresh dried…( fresh dried is Not from the local super-market )
Oils, fats, sodium ( salt ) artificial coloring, white sugar, and additives are the biggest culprits in today’s diet, within the seasoning range.
Stevia is a naturally sweet herb that can be used to replace sugar. http://www.stevia.com/
TIP: Anything that ends in ‘ose’ is a sugar, and many times one that has been chemically made from a natural source, once it is processed chemically it is no longer a natural product.
The links above will supply you with the information you need to understand the benefits of these products as a substitute to sugar…plus recipes and other interesting stuff.
You will always be able to find resource articles, recipes, and good to know facts on the Sage Hill Farms website also.
I’m a click away if you have questions .
Enjoy the season that is Autumn~