My Soup Diet
Often, many people tend to gain weight during the colder months of winter. I have found a way to defeat the winter bulge. During this season of cold winds and snowstorms, there is nothing more comforting that getting cozy with a hot, bowl of soup. Keeping a layer of winter fat at bay is another benefit of a soup diet during those months when I tend to be less active outdoors.
Now, a soup diet doesn’t necessarily mean I only eat soup. It simply means soup is my main course usually for lunch and supper. I pair it with healthy sides. I keep breakfast light and always feature a warm, hot, yummy drink to get me started for the day.
Considering the old adage “you are what you eat”, do we owe it to our children’s health and well-being to go organic? It seems that no matter where you may be standing within in any developed country, you will be surrounded by toxic chemicals. And I’m not just talking about a toxic waste dump that could be secretly hiding around the corner in that vacant lot down the road from your house.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that, on average, any American has trace elements of almost thirty pesticides within the body. A panel of doctors reported that most of this exposure is through food. This threat affects not just the current world population, but future generations as well. Many of these toxins affect reproductive health. In order to secure good health for our children and assure that they can have healthy children of their own, we may very well owe it to our children to go completely organic and become advocates of organic farming methods.