Staying healthy is more than just eating healthy food. We very much need to be concerned with the chemicals we ingest without our knowledge.
A clear example comes to us from a recent study undertaken by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health. In the study, volunteers ate a can of soup per day for five days while another group of volunteers ate fresh soup over the same period. The results showed that the urine BPA (biphenol A) levels of the first group were increased by a staggering 1,221% over the group who ate fresh soup.
BPA, an organic compound used in the manufacture of plastics and epoxy resins, is added as a liner to the cans of food and drinks. The compound has been linked by a number of studies to infertility and higher risks of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes 2.
The best way to ensure you reduce the ingestion of harmful chemicals is to eat organic whole foods that you prepare yourself.
Reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association - JAMA. 2011 Nov 23;306(20):2218-20.
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Supporting Health Care
At Chef for Health, we are truly in the health care business. True health care is about having the knowledge, ability and desire to be responsible for our own health and that of our children. Health care is about understanding how today’s environment can harm us, what we should eat and drink and what we should do to cope in our fast paced world.
At Chef for Health we can help! We support individuals by providing them with healthy whole food meals and/or solutions to making nutritious and tasty meals for themselves, their families and their friends. We also assist and inspire people to move towards a healthy lifestyle by providing the following:
Personal Chef Services Supporting Specific Chronic Illness – we work with you and your health provider to best provide you with nutrition that best supports your tastes, health challenges, food sensitivities and allergies. We design tasty and satisfying meals just for you including those that are low salt, low sugar, low fat, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and raw.
Personal Coaching and Menu Planning – creating a weekly meal plan for you or your family is a critical step toward better health. Ensuring you get the appropriate vitamins and minerals every day with the food choices out there can be a challenge. We work with our clients to help them assemble appropriate meals and healthy snack for kids to ensure the family remains healthy and when there are health issues we can help there too.
Whole foods cooking classes - Chef for Health offers a fun filled educational environment where you will learn as you enjoy healthy and tasty food all while spending time with your friends and/or family. We give priority to freshness, whole food nutrition, great taste and we use natural organic ingredients with low-sodium, no preservatives and high nutritional value. All meals are made with TLC.
Please see our Service section for more about the services Chef for Health offers.