September 6, 2013

September 6, 2013
The 20 Best Organic Foods


Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Friday and we have almost made it through another work week. I hope you have had a beary safe and great week so far. It was another busy week for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

Nutrition is very important factor for people living with HIV and AIDS. There have been many debates about steroid, artificial colors etc in non-organic food. So for the next few days I will be blogging about the 20 best organic foods.

Overview

Walk into an average grocery store and you face a choice—47,000 choices of products, actually. And their labels advertise terms such as low fat, high fiber, free range, and organic. Some matter, some don’t. But those labels aren’t even the most confusing part: Many scientists say organic is more nutritious than conventionally grown food, while others say it’s not. The back and forth is enough to make us eat what’s available when we’re hungry and try not to think too much about it because it’s all so disheartening and confusing.

Sadly, not buying organic food is a mistake that you—as a man—can no longer afford to make. According to new studies, eating organic foods can help you build more muscle and burn more fat, not to mention protect the environment from harmful pesticides and increase your chances of siring healthy offspring (sons in particular). Here are 20 top organic foods to get you started.

Best Eggs

Eggland's Best Organic

Scrambled, fried, or poached, these heart-healthier eggs cook up flavorful and fluffy.

One large egg:
70 calories
6 grams (g) protein
0 g carbs
4 g fat

Best Cereal

Kashi Whole Wheat Biscuits, Cinnamon Harvest

One serving is nearly 20 percent of your daily fiber, and it doesn't taste like the box it came in.

2 oz:
180 calories
6 g protein
43 g carbs (5 g fiber)
1 g fat

Best Milk

Stonyfield Organic Reduced Fat

It's creamy, without the calories of whole milk.

1 cup:
130 calories
8 g protein
13 g carbs
5 g fat

Best Coffee

Stumptown Coffee Roasters Organic French Roast

"Direct trade" means the roasters buy directly from growers and then ship this dark, rich coffee to you.

1 cup:
2 calories

Best Bread

Bread Alone Bakery Organic Whole Grain Health Loaf

Sweetened with honey and topped with sesame and sunflower seeds, it's the perfect slice for sandwiches.

1 slice:
140 calories
5 g protein
27 g carbs (4 g fiber)
2 g fat

Best Lunch Meat

Applegate Farms Organic Roasted Turkey Breast

Try some of this lean, luscious protein rolled and slathered with pesto.

2 oz:
50 calories
10 g protein
1 g carbs
0 g fat

I will continue blogging about this tomorrow. Hope you have a beary safe and great Friday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,



Daddy Dab