DITCH THE ‘FANCY VALUE’ FOODS

Diabetic Living - - Book Extract -

‘Fancy value’ is the name I give any­thing with the words ‘gourmet’ or ‘or­ganic’ on the la­bel, or any lux­ury in­gre­di­ent that in­flates the price. Now, I do value or­ganic foods, and I love that some peo­ple work hard to pro­duce them, but I would never buy them from a su­per­mar­ket. If you want to buy or­ganic fruit and veg, go to a farm­ers' mar­ket or a lo­cal gro­cer and buy the real deal. (Smaller or­ganic farm­ers of­ten can’t af­ford the ex­or­bi­tant costs for cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, but that doesn’t mean their pro­duce isn’t nu­tri­tious and de­li­cious!) Also, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but re­search has shown or­ganic fruit and veg is no health­ier than stan­dard fruit and veg. What’s way more im­por­tant is whether or not you eat enough veg­eta­bles and fruit.

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