As humans, we've evolved with cycles of food availability. For example, you couldn't eat bread until the grain had been harvested and milled. If you wanted strawberries you had to wait until they ripened. Today, we hear about recommended daily allowances of vitamins and minerals constantly. We take daily vitamins to be sure we're getting 100%. But do our bodies need 100% every day? Do we, for example, need more vitamin C just when the summer fruits come in season? Do our bodies need more protein in the winter, when fresh fruits and veggies weren't available but meat could be caught? I'm wondering if our bodies need a cycle, and not a daily dose.
This is a multi-part question, and I will do my best to address all of it - some ventures outside the realm of my expertise, and some parts are simply opinion or do not have clear cut answers at this point.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Anyway, here's the latest. Cucumbers in the front, eggplant is the tallest. Very back row is broccoli, then cabbage and collards.
Posted by Jacqueline Santora Zimmerman at 10:55 AM
Friday, July 2, 2010
There's been so much in the news this week! I feel like I could write a post about each one. Here's a sampling of what caught my eye:
- Obesity increased in 28 states, according to this report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Kellogg determined it was tainted packaging making people sick, not actually their cereal. (Well, that's great and all, but practically speaking, it doesn't make a difference!)
- The Center for Science in the Public Interest launched a report about the risks of artificial colors in foods.
- The Journal of Public Health published an analysis of the sodium and sugar content of baby and toddler foods (all the more reason to make your own!)
- Promising research published regarding the treatment of major depression with omega-3 fatty acids (although omega-3s did not appear to be effective when anxiety was also present).
Posted by Jacqueline Santora Zimmerman at 4:46 PM