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The Clean Hippie Gives a Run-down of Wednesday Night’s Panel on Restaurants & Organic Farming

The Clean Hippie gives a run-down on what she learned/liked from the film + pics/deets on the panel conversation afterwards with some of NYC’s finest in farm-to-table movement:  Elizabeth Meltz from Batali & Bastianich Group, Jimmy Carbone from Jimmy’s no. 43, Carlos Suarez from Bobo, Ian Marvey from Added Value, Patrick Martins from Heritage Foods USA, plus our special guests (and characters in the film) Classie Parker from 5 Star Community Gardens and Marty Mesh from Florida Organic Growers.  Plus, she made a friend that night in the audience–the movement is already growing : ) yay!  Read the full post here:  http://cleanhippie.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/whats-organic-about-organic-well-ill-tell-you/

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Small Bites Recommends Watching WOAO?

The blog with bite-sized nutrition information says the film is “not only informative, but also a wonderful “organics 101″ for people who may not be fully aware of the issues that pop up with conventional farming practices.”

Healthy eating habits also include replacing foods that contain trans fats, added salt, and sugar with more nutritious options.

Following a healthy diet has many benefits, including building strong bones, protecting the heart, preventing disease, and boosting the mood.

The medical community has long recognized the link between trans fats and heart-related illnesses, such as coronary heart disease. Fro more on healthy eating, read this post about how low are pizza calories.

Limiting certain types of fats can also improve heart health. For instance, eliminating trans fats reduces the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This type of cholesterol causes plaque to collect within the arteries, increasing the risk of a heart attack and stroke.

Reducing blood pressure can also promote heart health. Most adults may achieve this by limiting their salt intake to no more than 1,500 mgTrusted Source per day.

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