You may need more protein if you’re older, recovering from an injury or illness, are an athlete, or live an active lifestyle. As long as you’re not undereating protein, feel free to experiment with varying your protein intake and measuring your ketones to gain insight into your personal limit. Today, there
seem to be an overwhelming number of labels and ingredients to understand and look out for. You’ve heard health advocates raise concerns and advise against consuming genetically modified (GMO) foods while touting the benefits of going organic. On the other hand, you’ve also heard GMO advocates tout the benefits and safety of GMO foods. So, when it comes to GMO vs. organic, what are the benefits and concerns? What does the science show? Let’s open up this controversial can of worms!What Does Organic
Mean? If food is organic, it is produced without the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and other synthetic substances. Organic describes animal raising practices and the process of growing, producing, and harvesting food the natural and traditional way, using only natural fertilizers and substances instead of hormones and man-made chemicals. Organic also describes indigenous farming practices and regenerative agriculture. To obtain the organic certification from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers have to prove they’re not using GMOs and are adhering to strict organic standards. The certification involves annual inspections and periodic GMO testing.