New This Week:
From all of us here at Pinedora, we’d like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! May your travels be safe and your family gatherings full of joy and free from drama!
We would like to give thanks to all of you out there who believed in us and supported us through our first year here at Pinedora! We hope to continue providing high-quality produce and products to you for many, many years to come. This weekend we will be at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson, so be sure to come and see us. And speaking of products, several people have mentioned to me that they prefer to drink coffee as opposed to tea. Well I may have something to offer as an alternative. Over the next few months I will be experimenting with some herbal blends that are similar to coffee, in taste and all, but without the effects that coffee has on the nervous and digestive systems. So if you have any flavor requests, let me know and I’ll do my best!
Health & Wellness:
I must admit, considering all the nutrition and health books I’ve been reading lately, I am slightly dreading the feasts this year. All the saturated fats, the empty calories, the sodium… But like I’ve always said, everything in moderation. There’s no reason to fear the holidays, as long as we control our portion sizes. Have a piece of pecan pie; just don’t eat the whole thing! (As I have on several previous holidays)
As long as you maintain proper eating habits on a regular basis, your body can handle the occasional intake of not-so-healthy, but oh-so-tasty, foods. There have been numerous studies recently showing that a diet high in vegetables and fruits can help to reverse the effects of many illnesses and diseases. Many even contain anti-cancer properties. The same goes for most other unprocessed, organic foods, though vegetables rank supreme. A balanced diet of proper, healthy fats, carbohydrates, fibers, proteins, vitamins and minerals seems to show significant results in battling nearly every serious illness we face these days. Every person is different on what percentages their own body needs to function at optimal levels- but seeing proven data like this… gives me hope for Christmas dinner!