Friday, April 9, 2010

Fresh VS. Pasteurized

Our entire family loves orange juice in the morning. Although we purchase the best store bought orange juice available it is still pasteurized, otherwise it would be spoiled by the time it reached our breakfast table. Pasteurization kills everything, including the good stuff. Did you know juice begins to lose its vitamin power after squeezing. Fresh citrus juice loses 20% of its vitamin C potency within 24 hours! I have researched juicers and they are quite pricey and bulky, I was in search of something quick, easy, and cheap, and I am excited to tell you I found out. Meet my new best friend the Cuisinart Juicer. At Bed Bath and Beyond it is$29.00 ($23.00 with the BB&B coupon). I am so happy it is one less packaged item I depend on at my grocery store.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Agave No More

I just like many consumers have been duped once again. Agave is not any better than high fructose corn syrup or any more natural. (See link below for more agave information).

This is more proof that you really need to practice farm to table methods, cut out the boxes (even it it has healthy claims), refineries, and big box corporations when purchasing and consuming food. These companies are not interested in your health just the almighty dollar! I have removed my oh so yummy macaroon recipe and will be re-posting it without agave. Unfortunately, there is not any way around sugar being healthy, as my father always said "eat in moderation" and remember practice farm to table eating like the old days.