Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Great News!

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Real Food is More Available Than Ever!

There are now more than 6,000 farmers markets nationwide (Source: www.ams.usda.gov)— about a 250 percent increase since 1994. They’re searchable toothanks to the USDA. 

(Community Supported Agriculture programs — CSAs — and food coops are also searchable, courtesy of  localharvest.org  .)
And increasing efforts are being made to get that food to the people who really need it: Wholesome Wave, for example, began a voucher program in 2008 that doubles the value of federal food stamps (SNAP) at participating farmers markets; that program has grown more than tenfold in less than three years. (http://wholesomewave.org/what-we-do/double-value-coupon-program/)


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