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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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Why Tradin Organic is Prioritizing Regenerative Organic Farming

At Tradin Organic, we believe that regenerative organic farming is key to growing healthy and nutritious food ingredients — for now and for future generations.

And in Sierra Leone, we have grown the world’s first Regenerative Organic Certified cacao.

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My Water Habits and The Only Water Bottle I Use – A Glass One

As I have written about many times before, I am a water fanatic. I like clean, ultra-purified water and have a four-stage filter (with a .015 micron filter on filter #2) in my apartment.

When I go to work, there is a Poland Spring cooler but I refuse to drink from it. Why?

The water tastes very, very off and is not purified.

So, I bring my own bottles of water to work each day. This may sound crazy to some people but drinking high quality water is essential to staying healthy.

Given that I take so much effort to drink good water, the type of bottle that I use is also of great importance.

I used to drink from a BPA-free plastic bottle. The problem with that is that it is still plastic and is leaching other chemicals into the water.

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How Tradin Organic is Helping Coconut Farmers in The Philippines

For more than a decade, Tradin Organic has been working with local partners in The Philippines to bring a diversified range of organic products to the market, such as coconut oil, tropical fruits and even cocoa.

The company is helping to support local farmers by assisting them with technical support and organic certification, in addition to paying Fairtrade premium on top of the organic premium.

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Another Reason to Support Organic — Organic “Hotspots” Significantly Boost Local Economies

While there are many reasons why we should support organic food, we now have yet another one: organic boosts local economies.

In a new study by the Organic Trade Association called U.S Organic Hotspots and their Benefit to Local Economies, it has been found that organic food and crop production – and the business activities accompanying organic agriculture – creates real and long-lasting regional economic opportunities.

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Your Children Have Pesticides in their Bodies – Remove these Chemicals with an Organic Diet

It is a proven fact that our children are born with a shocking number of harmful chemicals in their bodies.

A study from the Environmental Working Group showed that 232 toxic chemicals were found in 10 cord blood samples of infants.

Some of the chemicals included BPA (a hormone disruptor), toxic flame retardants, synthetic fragrances used in common cosmetics and detergents, and PFBA, which is used to make non-stick and grease-, stain- and water-resistant coatings for cookware, textiles, food packaging and other consumer products.

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