Safe and Healthy Cookware

The kind of foods we put into our bodies are very important. The types of cookware that we use to prepare food are also important, because if the cookware is not safe, then what is the point of preparing organically healthy foods.

According to the environmental working group (https://www.ewg.org) when heated, cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick surfaces sends off fumes that can kill birds and make people sick. You can eliminate these type of cookware in your kitchen. If you can afford to replace these Teflon and nonstick cookware in your kitchen, please do so.

 

Quercetin

Quercetin is a plant derived flavonoid found in fruits and vegetables, leaves, grains, red wine, onions, apples, berries, and chocolate. Quercetin is considered one of the most abundant antioxidant in human diet and plays a large role in fighting free radical damage, the effects of aging and inflammation. Quercetin can be taken in supplements and from foods.

Raspberries

Raspberries belong to the rose family of plants which houses other fruits including apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries and pears. Raspberries are the third most popular berry among US consumers. There are 200 species of raspberries and can be placed in three groups, red raspberries, black raspberries, and purple raspberries.

 

Organic vs Wild Caught vs Industrialized Meats

Organic, free range and wild caught meats are healthier than industrial meats. Organic meat must be fed organic feed without fertilizers and antibiotics. The animals must not receive hormones or antibiotics at any time and they must be given access to the outdoors. Free range animals have continuous access to the outdoors and have similar conditions as the organic animals.