Vol XVI February 2010 | The Village Green Apothecary E-Newsletter
Is Your Food Losing Its Nutritional Value?
You try to eat healthy foods. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-quality protein and fat sources – all chockfull of beneficial nutrients to nourish and protect your body.
The fact is, the way you choose, store, and prepare your food plays a major role in how many nutrients you absorb and utilize when you eat it. Valuable vitamins and minerals can be destroyed by improper food storage, overcooking, or even food additives.
You can get the most out of your diet by learning how to select, cook, and keep your favorite foods.
7 Simple Steps to Protecting Your Food's Nutritional Value
1. Eat foods closest to their natural state.
The less processing, the better. When choosing produce, select fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables, as they contain peak amounts of vitamins and minerals.
2. Choose organic whenever possible.
3. Time is of the essence.
4. Clean it.
5. Don’t overcook!
6. Use appropriate cookware and storage containers.
Foods and liquids can absorb harmful chemicals found in many plastic containers, which may result in unhealthy hormonal effects on the body. Glass and ceramic containers, or stainless steel cookware are the safest for cooking and storing food. Even water is best stored in glass bottles. It’s best to avoid using plastic containers as much as possible.
7. Read packaged food labels and
avoid any ingredient you would not eat by itself.
Meet Ellen Kittredge
You won't find anyone who lives and breathes nutrition the way Ellen does. She grew up on an organic family farm before the concept of eating local organic food had become mainstream, and she advocated this lifestyle as early as elementary school. She still recalls "trying to explain to my peers at the lunch table why my homemade sandwiches looked so different than theirs."
Ellen's career spans an impressive array of education and experience, including:
Her list of educators reads like the Who's Who of alternative medicine, including doctors Deepak Chopra, Mehmet Oz, and Andrew Weil.
As impressive as her background may be, Ellen still prefers working one-on-one with individuals who need help with their specific health and nutrition issues. In her private practice, as well as when she is working at Village Green, she shares her vast knowledge of high-quality supplements and therapeutic or "functional" foods with customers, making dietary recommendations that help them to live fully – at 100% – once again.
The next time you drop by Village Green, say hello to Ellen and let her help you with your nutrition questions. You'll soon realize that she is superbly qualified to give you the attention and information you deserve.
Read Ellen's complete story, and learn more about her nutrition and weightloss programs.
An Easy Ways to Supplement Your Seasonal Food Choices
Add these terrific nutritional boosters to yogurt, smoothies, juice or any beverage, and you’ll get year-round "seasonal” benefits.
HURRY! These products are specially priced for a limited time…
A high concentration of cereal grasses and blue-green algae, containing over 40 quality natural ingredients: 12 green superfoods, 4 fibers, 12 herbs, 8 additional superfoods, and 6 sea vegetables. Ultra Greens provides antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibers, carotenoids, and chlorophyll.
Berry Fusion — Whole Foods Antioxidant Powder with Organic Fruit
An antioxidant-rich blend of 30 berries and fruits including goji, mangosteen, amla, noni, pomegranate, wild blueberry and elderberry. Rich in phytonutrients that support the heart, brain, blood vessels, eyes, and healthy cell growth. Each serving provides 6,000 ORAC units – equivalent to nearly 5 servings of fruits and vegetables.
Whey protein contains all of the essential amino acids in biologically
significant amounts, so it scores very high in all measures of protein
value. This great-tasting drink mix is low in fat and is available
and strawberry. Each serving supplies 100% of
the daily value of 14 vitamins and minerals.
Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy, and Healthy Living
5415 W. Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
Village Green Apothecary has been providing individualized nutrition, pharmacy, and healthy living products for over 40 years. We are committed to providing you with expert guidance, knowledge, and a custom-tailored mix of nutritional and pharmaceutical products needed to achieve and maintain optimal health. Our staff of 45 professionals (including a team of pharmacists, nutritionists, naturopathic doctor, and clinical herbalist) offers private wellness consultations, personalized health plans using the Essentials of Healthy Living (EHL), and individualized custom compounding. Our pharmacists are available to review and address drug/nutrient interactions and depletions to ensure your health and wellbeing. Please contact us with any questions. We are here as a resource for you.
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