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Why You Should Buy Organic

The number one question I get when I tell people I work for an organic food company is “Why is organic food so expensive?” The second question I get is “Why should I buy organic?” Hopefully this information will answer both those questions. My usually response is “It’s better for the environment, and you body in the long run.” But there are more concrete reasons organic food is beneficial to your life. First off, organic food forbids the use of genetically-engineered ingredients, often known as GMOs (genetically-modified organisms). GMOs are species that have been altered, manipulated and designed in a laboratory, and foreign genes, have been inserted into them. Nearly 80% of the foods on supermarket shelves contain GMOs, and nearly all of the corn, soy and canola in the U.S. is genetically-modified. To make matter worse, no long-term safety studies on GMOs have ever been completed. Research has shown that GMOs cause infertility and asthma problems, as well as a litany of o

A Vegetarian Lifestyle

All the products at eSutras Organics are vegetarian. We also have lots of products that are vegan as well. We here at eSutras support all types of lifestyles and we think vegetarianism is a very beneficial choice. Not only are you not supporting the sometimes cruel mistreatment of animals, you are also not exposed to some of the diseases and illness eating meat sometimes warrant; mad cow, bird flu, and salmonella to name a few. Being a vegetarian also gives you certain health benefits over omnivores. A vegetarian diet tends to be healthier than most diets because vegetarians eat more fruits and veggies as a substitute. Most vegetarians are more aware of what goes into their bodies whereas lots of people who eat meat don’t check to see particularly what is in their food. A notable example is the now media-villianized “pink slime”. Pink slime is essentially a byproduct created from low-quality beef trimmings and connective tissue , treated with ammonia gas to kill bacteria. Upr

Putting the Health in Cocoa

Ever want some variety to your hot cocoa. Cocoa is not usually classified as a healthy drink. Most people look at cocoa and think of it as a sweet treat, only to be enjoyed one way and that’s Cocoa is linked decreased blood pressure and improvement in cholesterol levels . The health benefits come from polyphenolic flavonoids in cocoa that may prevent heart disease . In addition to decreasing blood pressure, digestion of flavonoid-rich cocoa decreases bad LDL cholesterol among people under age 50, and increases good HDL cholesterol . Flavonoid packed cocoa may reduction risk of diabetes -- a major risk factor itself for cardiovascular disease. Most chocolate is high in added sugar and fat, so for most cocoa products these health benefits don’t apply. But eSutras Organics chocolate is low in sugar and fat and through our special processing is able to keep most of its nutritional value. Here are a few eSutras Organics cocoa products that are delicious and good for you! Also

Spring Slaw

One thing nice weather always brings about is BBQs. Chicago has had an unseasonable warm front the past couple weeks and a few eager beavers went into BBQ mode. A great and classic side dish to bring to a BBQ is coleslaw. Here’s a recipe that give coleslaw a spicy and organic kick! Spicy Slaw (Serves about 8) Ingredients: · 1 head of cabbage · 7 oz. sweet corn (strained) · 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese · 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped · 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro · 1 cup cottage cheese, parsley, 1 tspn pepper · ½ cup chopped and sautéed red peppers · 1/4 teaspoon eSutras organic ground cumin · 1/4 teaspoon eSutras Organics puffed coriander · 1/2 teaspoon eSutras Organics garlic powder · 1 lime, juiced Directions: 1. Sauté red pepper until soft. 2. In a large bowl mix chopped cabbage, corn, cheese, jalapenos, ci