The next time you get home from shopping, think twice before putting all your groceries in the refrigerator, because some foods don’t like the cold at all.
Here’s the list:
When you keep tomatoes in the fridge, the membranes of the cell walls get damaged, usually creating a soft and mealy texture. The best place to store tomatoes is on the counter, away from sunlight, with the stem pointing upwards to minimize bruising.
It pairs well with tomatoes and reacts similarl...
Detoxify your diet!
Over the past few years, it has become glaringly obvious that our grocery stores are crammed with processed food. However an increasingly popular movement is, in some way, an antidote to this problem: clean eating, i.e., a simple and natural diet. Its principles will result in improving the quality of what you eat while reducing your exposure to various potentially toxic compounds.
1. Cut down on your consumption of processed food
Put on your apron and cook! Home made versi...
You already know the importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Eastern wisdom believes that well-being and longevity depend on a balance of the five elemental energies represented by five colours: Orange/Yellow, Green, Red, Blue/Purple, and White. Interestingly, recent nutritional studies advise us to eat foods of all these colours. This ensures that you’re getting a diversity of nutrients, antioxidants, and other healthy phytonutrients.
Orange and Yellow Fruits and Vegeta...
This is the question asked by one of our members who is concerned about the presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. My reply below is taken from the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides (PDF), published by the American organization Environmental Working Group, which has prepared this guide based on chemical tests carried out by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
According to the guide, it is not necessary to buy organic versions of the following products:
Aubergines, avocados, ca...