You’re meeting your fruit and vegetable quota, but are you getting optimal nutrients from farmed foods?
While eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables is a feat in itself, now you must choose what root or leaf will lend the most nutrition.
Overwhelmed by choices, you reach for the Gala apple. No wait, Braeburn. Shucks, aren’t Granny Smiths healthiest?
Not all plants are created equal. Yes, wild usually is better. Especially when comparing those we farm vs. those we foraged centuries ago.
“Most domestic plants had far fewer phytonutrients — the healthful compounds that studies find can help reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer — than the wild varieties of edible plants.” — Jo Robinson of Eating on the Wild Side
White or yellow peaches? More on how to pick the best produce –> http://abcnews.go.com/Health/nutrition-walk-wild-side/story?id=19324158#.Ua9XMECsiSo