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  • Catherine Wedemeier

Cheap Gas

I always find our family looking for the cheapest fill for the car when we’re out of town. But is that cheap gas even going to get us home?  I find it interesting that we often do the same cheap gas shopping at the grocery store. We don’t necessarily care where our food comes from as long as it’s cheap and filling. Rarely we check where the food was grown, how it was grown (organically, sustainable, or some other practice) and rarer yet- the nutritional level. Yes, there are nutritional facts available on the label, but that only tells part of the story. There is still a bell curve on quality levels with a wide range between the top (best quality) and bottom (lowest quality)-aka nutritional density! Not all food is equal…mostly because of the soil in which it was grown. Your body will naturally tell you which foods are more nutritionally dense if you listen (I feel fuller longer after eating quality protein or I have more energy during the day).  A simple way to do this experiment is to purchase a Brix meter, which measures the natural sugar content of your fruits/vegetables. Test fruits/vegetables in the store or farmers’ market and you’ll find which has the most nutritional value! I guarantee your body will thank you!

~Farmer Scott