Tip of the week-part 1
According to a 2006 Consumer Reports study, chicken is one of the most important products to purchase organic. Organic chicken does not contain the toxic hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides that commercially raised birds do. According to the report, even low levels of artificial hormones can increase one’s risk of developing cancer. Commercial chicken may also be tainted with toxic heavy metals.
Pasture raised, organically fed chickens that are free to peck at grass and bugs are the best birds to buy as their meat will be leaner and more flavorful. Pasture raised chicken meat has a healthier composition that is higher in vitamins, minerals, and omega 3 fatty acids than its conventional counterpart. Pasture raised chickens also naturally produce rich, healthy eggs that are unmatched by anything sold at the grocery store. Read more in part 2 next week.
Your partners in health,
Drs Dennis, Fern and Terri