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How to Get Kids to Eat Organic Greens

Now that many of my friends have young children, one thing that I hear from all of them is that “My kids won’t eat any green vegetables.”

This doesn’t surprise me in the least because (a) most kids would rather have french fries than spinach or broccoli; and (b) they have to be taught to like greens at a very, very early age. The good news is that there is an easy solution.

Juicing.

By juicing many of the greens that you want them to eat, they will be receiving a lot more nutrients and minerals than they are presently getting. And, you will probably encounter a lot less resistance from the kids.

Two Key Points to Remember

1) Make the juicing a fun activity. Have them watch as the green vegetables go into the juicer as solid pieces and come out as liquid. This will intrigue and fascinate kids.

2) Make sure that you, the parents, are drinking the green juice. If they see you drinking green juice, they will want some as well.

You could even use some reverse psychology and tell them that they can’t get any green juice unless their behavior is really good. They’ll start to see it as a reward, which it really is.

I love green juice and drink it almost every day. When my body gets very alkaline, I start to absolutely crave green juice in the same way that people crave chocolate or coffee in the morning. It may sound strange but it is absolutely true. My body just wants it.

Believe me, the same could happen to kids as well.

A Few Tips

– Always mix up the greens and don’t use the same combination every single day. To sweeten the juice up, you can also add lemon or apple.

– Try celery juice. Just because celery is not a dark leafy green does not mean it has no value. Celery has tremendous anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

– There are a few juicers that I recommend. One is the Breville and one is the Green Star.

While it is still important for a child to eat organic greens (for the fiber), juicing is a fantastic way to get them to put green vegetables into their bodies. And at a young age when their bodies are starting to develop, this is critical.

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Organic Strawberries are Found to be More Nutritious, Says Washington State University

I just love reading announcements like this. Researchers at Washington State University just released the results of their study of strawberries and concluded that organic is superior to conventional in several different categories.

Not that this is any great surprise to me but having empirical evidence is always beneficial.

The study, which was published in PLoS One, came to the following conclusions about organic strawberries:

– Longer shelf life and greater dry matter.

– Higher antioxidant activity and concentrations of ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds.

– Sweeter taste, better flavor and appearance.

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An Illegal Fungicide Found in Conventional Orange Juice – Another Reason to Buy Organic

Stories about the toxicity of our food supply just keep rolling in.

As I wrote about recently, numerous samples of conventional apple juice were found to have unsafe and illegal levels of arsenic. And now orange juice is having its own set of problems.

Coca-Cola, which makes Minute Maid and Simply Orange, reported to the FDA on December 28th that some Brazilian growers of oranges that are used in the company’s juices and those of its competitors had sprayed their trees with carbendazim, a toxic fungicide.

As a result, the FDA temporarily halted all shipments of imported orange juice while it conducts field tests. Products already on supermarket shelves that have “low levels” of carbendazim (80 parts per billion) may still be sold.

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Analyzing the Pew Research Food Report: Millennials Don’t Trust GMOs, We Have Lots of Education To Do

The Pew Research Center recently released its findings from a new report called The New Food Fights: U.S. Public Divides Over Food Science, which largely focused on Americans’ perceptions of organic and genetically-modified foods (GMOs).

It surveyed 1,500 nationally representative adults (whatever that means), and I found the data to be both encouraging and worrisome.

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