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THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT CANOLA OIL.

 

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Mamas I know a lot of you are trying so hard to eat and feed the kiddos better but also believe in my core that we can only do better when we know better. If you are using canola oil with the believe that it is a healthier option you need to read this post from @organic_olivia.

“Did you know that canola cooking oil is registered as a pesticide? Yes – JUST the oil itself – the one that many people eat on a daily basis. It’s sold under a product called “Earth Tone Horticultural Oil” which has only one active ingredient (canola oil) at 96%. It is approved to kill a wide variety of insects… so imagine what it does to your delicate gut bacteria when you eat it.

 The plant “canola” does not exist. Canola oil was developed from the rape seed, a member of the mustard family. Rape seed is unsuitable for human consumption because it contains a long-chain fatty acid called erucic acid that is toxic and associated with fibrotic heart lesions.

The original rape seed oil was so inedible due to erucic acid that it took 10 years for marketers to modify the plant for lower acid production, newly revealing it as “(Can)adian (O)il, (L)ow (A)cid.” 90% of canola oil today is also genetically modified to contain an herbicide within its DNA (which is why it’s registered as a pesticide).

Canola shares soy’s hormone-disrupting tendencies, and is also noted to produce cancer-causing toxic fumes when heated at generally low temperatures. Canola causes your body to rapidly deplete Vitamin E (no food should do that) – and research also shows that canola oil causes detrimental changes to blood platelets. Throw out the canola and always use coconut oil or organic ghee for medium-high heat cooking. Olive oil should only be consumed raw or at a very low heat.”

At our home as you know coconut oil, olive oil, ghee and palm oil are oils of choice, listed in the order of use.

With love
Agatha
Chief Yummy Officer
http://www.yummyspoonfuls.com

 

 

 

Why food pouches SUCKS, A must read by a mom.

food pouches-dangerAs a mother and nutrition expert this was the frustration that lead me to start teaching workshops in the late 90s (still do) and subsequently Yummy Spoonfuls our fresh from scratch organic baby food company was launched. if you feed your baby food from pouches  that you didn’t make at home you want to read this. If you have been to any of my workshops you have heard me talk about this , if you can please make your own baby food or buy fresh, these type of food might come in handy once in a while when you are totally strap for time but by no means should it be the food you feed your baby day in and day out.

This is a great article by  
Recently, I—and apparently a lot of other parents, too—have stumbled across a seemingly brilliant solution to this problem: spoutedblended fruit andvegetable pouches. (The annual revenue of Plum Organics, one of the first companies to sell these products, grew from $200,000 in 2008 to $39 million in 2011, according to Forbes.) Parents everywhere—including all-organic, anti-processed-food types—are raising tots who have plastic pouches growing out of their mouths, and can you blame them? The snacks are convenient; they’re virtually spill-free; they’re ubiquitous (on sale at Starbucks!); and they’re pure blended fruit and vegetables, so we can feel good about giving them to our kids.

I looked into these snacks last week, and I was sad to learn that they’re not as perfect as they seem. Certainly, if you’re choosing between a BuddyFruit Pure Blended Fruit To Goand a chocolate chip cookie, then God yes, pick the BuddyFruit.

Read full article here Slate.com

Cree’s mommy Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict talks Yummy Spoonfuls with People.com

When it was time for solid food Instant Mom  Actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict knew she wanted the freshest foods for her baby but her busy schedule didn’t afford her the time to cook his meals so she turned to Yummy Spoonfuls.. We are so excited to hear how  today he  loves his spinach and all the other fresh wholesome meals he eat as a baby.. Cree’s mama talks mommyhood, healthy eating  and everyday life with people.com tia-mowry-600x450 Click link people.com  for deets

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