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GMOs

The Right Kind of Honey

Amberleigh CarterComment

There is a big difference between conventional honey and raw honey.  

Raw honey is best to buy locally (if possible) because the local bee pollen contained in the honey actually boosts your immune system and protects you against particular allergens specific to your local environment. 

Make sure to check your ingredients label because you could just be consuming GMO, high fructose corn syrup, with no nutrient content. 

Furthermore, floral honey, rather than buckwheat, corn, etc., is also a better option due to the greater chance of crops containing pesticides, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and other harmful substances, unlike flowers (organic also helps to protect against harmful pesticides).

So next time you're choosing your honey, go for the gold: organic, raw, local, and floral.

How To Identify GMOs in your produce

Amberleigh CarterComment

When shopping for produce, how do you know if you're consuming GMOs if it's not labeled?  There are a few tricks.  The "Price Look-Up code", or the "PLU code", gives you some vital information. The numbers within the PLU code are one way to identify conventionally-grown produce versus genetically-modified (GMO), as well as organic produce.

The 4-digit codes are conventionally-grown, and the 5-digit codes are either genetically-modified or organic.

The prefix of '8' would be placed in front of the 4-digit code for genetically-modified (GMO) produce (example: "84321"), and the prefix of '9' would be placed in front of the 4-digit code for organic produce (example: "94321"). Conventionally-grown produce may have PLU codes between the numbers of 3000 and 4000.

When in doubt, always choose the 9! :)

Why Not Organic?

Amberleigh CarterComment

I recently had a conversation with a gentleman who said, "All of this Organic hype is just a selling tactic.  Why pay more for something, when you can pay less for the same thing?  I figure if it's not immediately making me sick and giving me the sh*ts, then it's fine to eat."
 

Although I admire the man a great deal, this is a common misunderstanding that many people have today. 

My question is, "Why not eat Organic?"

Clean food must be made a priority.  Yes, the man has a point--you can eat conventional and processed foods and may not immediately experience adverse effects.  However, it will creep up on you.

The chemistry from the food that you eat makes up your cells in your body, which makes up tissues, which makes up organs, which determines how efficiently you function, the way your body looks, etc.  You actually are what you eat, and no one I know of dreams of being jacked up on hormones that beef you up to be fatter, quicker--like so many of those cows out there.

So if you're wondering why all of a sudden, after years, you have developed "allergies", food "intolerances", headaches, hormonal imbalance, acne, and/or other health issues, question how your food is grown and processed. The answers may lie in that genetically-modified, hormone-laden, chemical-preservative-laced "food" out there.

Always try to choose organic, even if you don't believe in it--it can make a serious difference in your life.