With increasing numbers of food allergies and food sensitivities, there have been a lot of food “alternatives” to hit the market. One of the most common, with the widest range of choices,is the market for “milk alternatives.” Milk allergies and lactose intolerance has always been an issue for some people who didn’t have many other options, until recent years. Milk is REALLY good for you. It encompasses nine essential nutrients: calcium, vitamin D, B vitamins, high-quality protein, phosphorus, vitamin A, zinc, magnesium, and selenium. Whether it is helping to convert your food into energy, building your bones into strong bones, or helping you to keep a healthy immune system, milk is always working in your favor. Being allergic, sensitive or lactose intolerant can leave you at a disadvantage. Enter in our milk alternatives. Which ones are actually good for you, the healthiest of the alternatives? What to look for when choosing the right one for you? Read More
We hear THE TERM organic often, but we don’t get enough stability in information to make a decision on it’s benefit to our welfare. In terms of fresh produce, our fruits and vegetables, what does organic really mean? Organic produce is defined as food that is grown on soil without the use of prohibited synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. The USDA has a whole series of regulations that must be met in order for produce to be called organic. Farmers have to undergo an organic inspection every year in order for their produce to be correctly classified as organic, and it’s an extensive inspection and an important process. What does “organic farming” mean? Which option is healthier for you: organic or non organic? What should you look for when purchasing organic produce? Read More
There is always so much to be done to accomplish great personal hygiene and to keep a clean house running smoothly. What better way to teach kids responsibility and the value of working as a team by showing them how to take care of themselves and how to take care of the place in which they live.