What keeps our meals healthier?

Our Top 3 Key Points On How We Keep Our Meals Healthier 

  • Choosing local ingredients
    • Is a budget friendly option while also supporting our local community of farmers, which is healthier for our economy as well as the land to diversify crops and promote organic farming
    • Soil nutrition is key to the nutrition you receive in your food. Healthy soils supply water, oxygen, and all essential nutrients that crops need to grow and flourish. The core of a healthy soil diet are relatively large amounts of the primary macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Large crop tilling creates poor topsoil reducing plant health and the primary macronutrients available for the plant to flourish. By supporting our local farmers to grow diversified crops and organically without the use of pesticides and herbicides create a healthier foundation in our soil and ultimately the food we are consuming. 
  • Choosing Organic ingredients
    • Helps reduce the risks of human, animal, and environmental exposure to toxic materials by not using fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides
    • Reduces the risk of erosion of topsoil which is the layer of soil that is endangered by wind and water erosion. Soil erosion decreases soil fertility, which can negatively affect crop yields. Once soil erosion occurs it can prevent future generations of plants from growing in eroded areas
    • Reducing genetically modified organisms - the main concern with GMOs is that they negatively affect human health. This could result from differences in nutritional content, allergic response, or undesired side effects such as toxicity, organ damage, or gene transfer in humans by consuming genetically modified organism ‘plants’ 
  • A healthier cooking process
    • Choosing Baking vs. Frying
      • Baking helps retain the nutrients in foods without adding extra salt or fat. When you deep fry foods in oil, the high temperature involved causes the starch in the food to oxidize. Oxidation happens when one molecule gives up an electron to another, the process creates "free radicals," which can cause damage that raises our risk for heart attack, stroke, cancer and other carcinogenic effects (cancer-causing substances). On the other hand, baking requires little or no added oil, thus does not cause any reaction in foods, making them healthier.