LWES 2014

Living Well Eating Smart #52

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SMART CHICKEN ® ORGANIC CHICKEN (cafetecumseh.com) Due to the high standards Smart Chicken ® uses each day, only slight differences stand between their traditional and organic chickens. For Organic Smart Chicken ® , an exclusive certied organic grain diet is used and chickens are given constant access to the outdoors. Another plus, Smart Chicken ® is the only chicken producer in the country to maintain both Certied Organic and Certied Humane status, which means they provide humane care and handling of their chickens. OLIVIA'S ORGANICS ™ ORIGINAL SALADS (oliviasorganics.org) Being green is second nature for Olivia's Organics ™ because it's in the heart of everything they do. Nourishing varieties like Baby Spinach are grown using natural fertilizers without the use of pesticides and provide impressive nutrition. Each 2-cup serving delivers an excellent source of folate, vitamin A and vitamin C for just 20 calories. Their farming practices conserve natural resources and all of Olivia's Organics ™ packaging is 100% recyclable, too. FULL CIRCLE ™ ORGANIC COFFEE (fullcirclefoods.com) If gradually moving toward buying organics, make the switch to organic coffee one of your rsts. By purchasing Fair Trade and Certied Organic coffee, farmers receive fair wages and safe working conditions. It also means the coffee beans are grown utilizing methods that have a low impact on the environment. Enjoy Full Circle ™ Organic Coffee in favorite blends like medium roast Morning Blend and very dark roast French Roast. 1 United States Department of Agriculture. National Organic Program. http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/nop. Accessed January 9, 2014. Going 39 BAROWSKY'S ® ORGANIC BREAD (flowersfoods.com) These Certied Organic breads are baked with wholesome ingredients that are grown using sustainable farming practices. Whether using Barowsky's ® to make sandwiches, homemade croutons or French toast, you can feel good about enjoying this premium bread. Options like 12 Grain provide 3 grams ber per slice with organic whole wheat our, steel cut oats, sunower seeds and axseeds. Each freshly baked 12 Grain loaf is slightly sweetened with organic honey and molasses. 4 While choosing organic does not currently translate to being more nutritious, it does offer numerous benets. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program, which oversees organic labeling, organic practices stand for earth-friendly farming methods that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity 1 . Whether you choose organic because it helps protect natural resources or because you know these products will be free of genetically modied ingredients, here are a handful of go-to organic brands that offer sustainable practices and great taste. 38

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