Not sure if organic products are any different from the regular main stream food and drink, but I like to learn more about this, so come back and will be researching this further. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below
PepsiCo is introducing a version of Gatorade that’s certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, testing whether a product created in a lab with artificial flavors and colors can adapt to America’s growing natural-food movement. PepsiCo Introduces Organic Gatorade
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The organic product offering G Organic is available in Lemon, Strawberry and Mixed Berry flavors. The suggested retail price for the new drinks is $1.69 for a 16.9-ounce bottle, 50 cents more than for Gatorade Thirst Quencher, the nonorganic equivalent. Gatorade, which controls 70% of the sports-drink market, is facing increasing pressure from new challengers like coconut water as consumers are focused more than ever on ingredients.
USDA-Certified G Organic Range Comes in Strawberry, Lemon, Mixed Berry Flavors
Shop for substitutes: Stock up on at least three foods that can replace meat in many dishes. Combine proteins: In as many meals as you can this week, swap half the meat with an equal serving of plant protein; mix chickpeas with half the usual amount of chicken, say, or black beans with half the ground beef. Week 2: Embrace meatless meals Your goal this week is to add in five purely vegetarian dishes.
Cutting down on animal protein does more than slash calories — it lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as your risks of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The vegetables, legumes, and whole grains that will replace the meat help shield you from developing these chronic diseases, too. “Plants are nature’s pharmacy,” says Kate Geagan, RD, author of Go Green Get Lean ($5, amazon.com). “They’re brimming with protective nutrients and antioxidants that you just can’t get from animals.” You don’t have to go full vegetarian — our plan ups your plant protein without depriving you of that Saturday-night steak.
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