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Five Reasons To Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market:

1. Cost. At the very least, you can find cheaper produce at markets than you can in any grocery store - and better quality too. You can also buy some things in bulk (peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, apples etc.) which saves you money as well. 
2. You Know Where Your Food Comes From. Farmers are proud of their produce and  will likely tell you all you care to know about their farms and gardening methods if given the chance. Get to know ‘the pepper guy’ named Neil and the ‘redhead with the best tomatoes’, and you’ll learn a great deal about your food.  You might even get offered a deal or two down the line for being a loyal customer. 
3. New & Interesting Foods – Heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables aren’t the only new foods you might discover at the market. You’re also likely to find edible flowers, fresh herbs and lettuces and homemade pastas and bread products. Many stands even allow you to try a taste before you buy! Who doesn’t like nibbling on fresh raspberries and peaches as you feast your eyes on local grub?
4. If You Shop Healthy, You Eat Healthy. Shopping at the farmers market means you’ll come home with plenty of fruits and vegetables and not over-processed and over-packaged junk. You’re more likely to eat healthy meals if you stock your kitchen with fresh fruits and veggies from the market! 
5. Being Kinder to the Environment – When you get your food from local sources, it means less trucking or shipping which reduces the number of miles your food has to travel to get to your table. You’ll be helping to keep pollutants out of the air simply by choosing to eat food grown nearer to your home.

Find The Nearest Market To You:
http://www.localharvest.org/
http://www.veg.ca/content/view/76/108/ http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/index.html

*Thanks to my sister Rachel, for letting me use this super cute pic of her getting excited over broccoli! ;)

Five Reasons To Visit Your Local Farmer’s Market:



1. Cost. At the very least, you can find cheaper produce at markets than you can in any grocery store - and better quality too. You can also buy some things in bulk (peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, apples etc.) which saves you money as well. 

2. You Know Where Your Food Comes From. Farmers are proud of their produce and  will likely tell you all you care to know about their farms and gardening methods if given the chance. Get to know ‘the pepper guy’ named Neil and the ‘redhead with the best tomatoes’, and you’ll learn a great deal about your food.  You might even get offered a deal or two down the line for being a loyal customer. 

3. New & Interesting Foods – Heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetables aren’t the only new foods you might discover at the market. You’re also likely to find edible flowers, fresh herbs and lettuces and homemade pastas and bread products. Many stands even allow you to try a taste before you buy! Who doesn’t like nibbling on fresh raspberries and peaches as you feast your eyes on local grub?

4. If You Shop Healthy, You Eat Healthy. Shopping at the farmers market means you’ll come home with plenty of fruits and vegetables and not over-processed and over-packaged junk. You’re more likely to eat healthy meals if you stock your kitchen with fresh fruits and veggies from the market! 

5. Being Kinder to the Environment – When you get your food from local sources, it means less trucking or shipping which reduces the number of miles your food has to travel to get to your table. You’ll be helping to keep pollutants out of the air simply by choosing to eat food grown nearer to your home.



Find The Nearest Market To You:


http://www.localharvest.org/

http://www.veg.ca/content/view/76/108/ http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/index.html



*Thanks to my sister Rachel, for letting me use this super cute pic of her getting excited over broccoli! ;)

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This past week one of my good friends mentioned to me that she was struggling with her weight and after hearing me talk at length about the magic of raw food, she decided to give it a shot and eat mostly raw for a week. Inspired to up the ante in my own diet, again, I decided to join her. For those of you who know me, you know that I am quite passionate about raw foods. Though, to be honest, the longest I have stuck 100% to a raw diet is only 30 days. Not long at all considering the time it takes for real change to take place in the human body (if it takes seven years to generate new cells throughout your entire body, 30 days isn’t going to have much of an effect - overall). But I keep reminding myself that even little steps in the right direction are better than none at all. ;) 
Luckily, the timing of my renewed motivation coincides quite nicely with The Banana Girl Diet Challenge happening on Facebook. There are now over 1,100 members and many fruities who are very experienced on the raw vegan / high-carb raw-vegan / 80/10/10 diet. If you are at all interested in learning more about raw food, you should come check it out and join! 
Also, starting this afternoon The Brilliant Body Summit begins! It’s a series of telecasts done by poignant members of the raw vegan movement (starting with author of The 80/10/10 Diet - Dr Doug Graham)! This is a rare chance to hear from the pro’s and ask your own questions, so once again, I highly recommend you take a peek! ;)
I’m off to start the day on the healthy foot and have bananas for breakfast! Happy & Healthy Tuesday Everybody! :) 

This past week one of my good friends mentioned to me that she was struggling with her weight and after hearing me talk at length about the magic of raw food, she decided to give it a shot and eat mostly raw for a week. Inspired to up the ante in my own diet, again, I decided to join her. For those of you who know me, you know that I am quite passionate about raw foods. Though, to be honest, the longest I have stuck 100% to a raw diet is only 30 days. Not long at all considering the time it takes for real change to take place in the human body (if it takes seven years to generate new cells throughout your entire body, 30 days isn’t going to have much of an effect - overall). But I keep reminding myself that even little steps in the right direction are better than none at all. ;) 


Luckily, the timing of my renewed motivation coincides quite nicely with The Banana Girl Diet Challenge happening on Facebook. There are now over 1,100 members and many fruities who are very experienced on the raw vegan / high-carb raw-vegan / 80/10/10 diet. If you are at all interested in learning more about raw food, you should come check it out and join! 


Also, starting this afternoon The Brilliant Body Summit begins! It’s a series of telecasts done by poignant members of the raw vegan movement (starting with author of The 80/10/10 Diet - Dr Doug Graham)! This is a rare chance to hear from the pro’s and ask your own questions, so once again, I highly recommend you take a peek! ;)


I’m off to start the day on the healthy foot and have bananas for breakfast! Happy & Healthy Tuesday Everybody! :) 

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Raw Living Foods: Why Eat Raw Foods? ]

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What is raw food?

Only humans and domesticated animals eat cooked and processed foods. The cooking and processing of food has become so common that most of us do not even consider questioning it. Raw food is plant-based, uncooked food - the way nature provides it to us.

Cooking means…

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