Oliver just turned 6 months old and this week he started eating solids. His first food was actually a potato chip.
Food & Cooking
Organic olive oil is one of my favorite fats to use in my recipes. From pesto to salads and hummus to pasta, organic olive oil adds a delicious flavor that that you can use in a wide variety of recipes.
However, many organic olive oils on the market are fake. Due to rampant olive oil fraud, it’s very difficult to find real organic olive oil.
Is cholesterol bad for you? Does cholesterol cause heart disease?
Most people answer yes to both questions.
You might be surprised to know, however, that cholesterol is actually good for you and in fact, it’s been shown in numerous studies that cholesterol found in egg yolks or real butter (as well as in numerous other real food sources) does not cause heart disease. In fact, cholesterol is good for you.
Am I just trying to justify eating things that are bad for me because I like eggs and bacon for breakfast and an after-dinner dessert that isn’t “low-fat”?
Not at all. Not only do I enjoy natural foods that are high in cholesterol, but I can eat them without worry because I know that these foods are actually good for my body.
What is real food?
It seems like a simple question, and many of us who have been making significant lifestyle changes in order to eat real food already know the answer.
But for those who are just starting out, or have not yet made the decision to eat well and be healthy, discovering the difference between real food and what they sell in the supermarkets may be both surprising and life-changing.
We live in what might be called a “grain-intensive” culture, as have most human societies throughout history. Unfortunately, unlike all other societies who have historically used grains as a food base, we have largely forgotten the art of sprouting grains in order to get the most health benefit from them. Soaking and sprouting grains also produce enzymes that are helpful in absorbing nutrients.
In this post, I’ll show you how you can make the most of sprouted grains.