Monday, June 4, 2012

Processed vs Real Food

"MSG is used to create fat mice so researchers can study obesity. MSG is an excito-toxin that stimulates your brain to eat uncontrollably. When fed to mice, they pig out and get fat. It is in 80 percent of processed foods and mostly disguised as 'natural flavorings.'" (From the Huff Post.)

Obesity is an epidemic in our country. According to the article "68 percent of Americans are overweight" and   "from 1960 to today obesity rates have risen from 13 percent to 36 percent and soon will reach 42 percent." In order to fight this epidemic we need to eliminate most, if not all, processed foods from our diet. Real food, prepared from its natural state with no added preservatives, is always the better choice.

 Grow your own, cook at home, shop your local Farmer's Market. Eat real food. Simplify your choices and enjoy better health.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Edible Allegheny

If you live in or near the western Pennsylvania area, check out the magazine "Edible Allegheny." It has articles concerning the food scene in the areas around Allegheny County, as well as lists of Farm Markets and Farmers Markets and CSA's in the area, local wineries, and restaurants which source locally-grown food for their menu selections.
And, now and then, the cover is eye candy, like this one which shows some of the King brothers of Freedom Farms.