Tricia is one of my good friends, and my official LIVING HEALTHY Mentor! She is a focused, uncompromising homeschool mom. Somehow, she runs the healthiest home I’ve ever seen for her husband and 5 children!
I’m now very excited to say that Tricia is passing along her HEALTH wisdom to more of us through her new
so my info about yogurt is specific to this brand.
It is a good source of protein, calcium, fiber, and is gluten free. Stoneyfields yogurt has 6 added natural probiotics– awesome for healthy digestion and a strong immune system. Sooooooo, should I switch from my regular organic yogurt over to greek yogurt?
Here’s the difference:
Regular Organic Yogurt
good source of protein, calcium, riboflavin, phosphorus & magnesium.
low in lactose
supports a healthy digestive & immune system
restores beneficial bacteria that is killed off when taking antibiotics
the body digests yogurt faster and easier than milk
Greek Organic Yogurt
very rich, thick and creamy
has 2x the protein compared to reg. yogurt
So, it is better if you are involved in exercising and losing weight!
ALWAYS CHOOSE ORGANIC!
no toxic pesticides and herbicides
no Growth hormones
Go get some yogurt and enjoy. Let’s be creative in the way we use it and share!
This is the 2011 list of the fruits and vegetables that were found to contain the highest levels of pesticides.
APPLES – always make the list, have been found with up to 40 different pesticides- organic is best with all apple foods (juice, apple sauce,…)
CELERY – more that 60 different pesticides have been detected
STRAWBERRIES – always on the list, frozen contains smaller amounts of pesticides
NECTARINES – imported nectarines test to have much higher amounts of pesticides
GRAPES – especially imported – including raisins
SWEET BELL PEPPERS – all colors
POTATOES – over 35 different pesticides have been found by the USDA- sweet potatoes are a great alternative with far less
BLUEBERRIES – even when they don’t make the list, cranberries and cherries are also high in pesticides
LETTUS – including spinach
KALE and COLLARD GREENS – just in the last 2 years has made the list with a rise in pesticides
Other foods that need to be organic:
Now, the GOOD NEWS: There are lots of CLEAN foods free from pesticides that you don’t need to go organic with!
Cantaloupe – domestic
Foods like Avocado have a wonderful protective skin.
This will keep chemicals from getting into the food. I always wash the outside of the avocado, for example, before cutting into it so I don’t drag any chemical that might be on the outside of the skin into the food.