Friday, December 27, 2013

Eating on the Wild Side

Book Report from Regine:  A friend lent me the book - "Eating on the Wild Side" by Jo Robinson and it is so good that I decided to make some notes. Tim bought the audio book and we received with it the PDF of some parts of the book that show which varieties to choose or grow.
An extract from the book:

"Unwittingly as we went about breeding more palatable fruits and vegetables, we were stripping away some of the very nutrients we now know to be essential for optimum health.

Compared with our wild varieties, most of man-made varieties are lower in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. A wild plant like purslane has 6 times more vitamin E than spinach and 14 times more omega 3 fatty acids, 7 times more beta-carotene than carrots.  Wild plants have many more phytonutrients than the domesticated varieties. Plants can’t hide or run so they make thousands of compounds to cope.  

So how can we get the best nutrition from what is available in the supermarket today?  Which varieties can we grow in our gardens?"

Click on the link to view Regine's notes and summary on nutrition and best fruits and veggies from the book.

Enjoy great health this coming year my friends.  

Enjoy wonderful relationship with your loved ones.

Let food be thy medicine.

Regine and Tim

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