10 Reasons to buy Organic

Ten reasons to eat organic food from the Health Emporium 1. Avoid consuming toxic chemicals. Pesticides are poisons designed to kill agricultural pests. However, only a fraction of the pesticides used actually reach their target pests. The rest simply pollute the environment, kill wildlife, endanger human health & end up in our water & in…

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Pears Organic Guide

Pears are a nutrient dense food, containing significant amounts of potassium, and vitamin C. Additionally, they have appreciable levels of magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, folic acid, carotene, vitamin B2 and vitamin E. Pears also contain high amounts of fibre. They are good for the skin, the intestines and the heart, and according to Chinese medicine…

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Spelt Organic Guide

Spelt is an ancient grain, closely related to modern wheat. Spelt is a nutritionally rich food, with a lower gluten and higher protein, fibre and fat content than regular wheat. Even though spelt has a greater protein content than wheat, the protein in spelt is easier to digest, meaning often those intolerant or allergic to…

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Pumpkin Organic Guide

Pumpkin is a wonderfully healthful food, full of fibre, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, as well as other vitamins and minerals. Pumpkin is a member of the gourd family, which also includes watermelon and squash. Its lovely orange flesh has a mild sweet flavour. Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are a good source of zinc,…

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Chicken Organic Guide

The reasons for choosing to eat certified organic free-range chicken are numerous. Organic chickens are not given hormones and antibiotics, and their feed is free from pesticides, herbicides and genetic modification. They are kept free-range, with continuous daytime access to unpolluted pasture. Those who taste organic chicken frequently comment on how flavoursome and moist it…

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Substituting Sugar Organic Guide

Everyone’s diet and health could benefit by replacing the refined white sugar they eat with good quality natural sweeteners such as brown rice syrup, barley malt syrup, maple syrup, organic raw honey, palm sugar or molasses. These are all filled with flavour and are delicious. Refined white sugar, so widely consumed in Australia, has had…

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Cherries Organic Guide

The cherry season is short; they are at their best in December, so enjoy them while you can. Choose organic cherries to avoid all the pesticides in non-organic cherries. Cherries are very good for you, with high levels of antioxidants, potassium, iron, vitamin C and B complex vitamins. Cherries contain phytonutrients (eg: flavenoids), and eating…

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Sea Vegetable Organic Guide

Seaweeds are highly nutritious foods, containing large amounts of minerals and trace elements, including iron, calcium and iodine, as well as vitamins A, C and B complex. Due to their dense mineral content sea vegetables are advantageous even when consumed in small quantities. Sea vegetables are beneficial for the thyroid, bones, teeth, hair, skin and…

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Oranges and Mandarins Organic Guide

The delicious flavour, vibrant colour and beautiful perfume of oranges and mandarins mean that they are enjoyed virtually universally. Oranges and mandarins are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of thiamin, folic acid, vitamin A and fibre. They are also a source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, contain no sodium,…

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Grains Organic Guide

To prepare grains – Rinse grains before cooking. If desired, toast grains in saucepan before adding water, this will enhance the flavour. Add water and a pinch of unrefined sea salt. Boil vigorously for 5 minutes, turn heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and cook until water is absorbed. Some grains may be…

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