What’s In Your Food?

Did you know the average person may have up to 700 harmful chemicals in their body at any given time? Whether it’s exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide or ozone in busy cities or increased exposure to pesticides in rural America, the truth about these common toxins may surprise you.

Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, among other health professionals, agrees that common toxins found in our foods could be the catalyst behind feelings of exhaustion, joint and muscle pain, weight gain, and even rapid aging. Pesticides found in non-organic foods are absorbed into our bodies and affect the way our cells work which can leave us feeling tired and sick.

Pesticides are used in mass produced foods to diminish damage to the crop from bugs as well as other pesky plants like weeds. One common misconception is that simply washing foods prior to eating or preparing them will protect the consumer when in reality even cooking or boiling the food is often not enough to eliminate the health risks.

Food pesticides leave residue on produce that, despite your best efforts, may impact the health and over all well-being of you and your family. In the Food Quality Protection Act the EPA describes what is considered to be a tolerable amount of pesticide residue as foods with “reasonable certainty of no harm”.

When it comes to the health of you and your family, “reasonable certainty” simply doesn’t pass the Passanante’s Home Food Service quality test. Choosing clean, wholesome and organic foods is the only way to eliminate these harmful chemicals from your diet.

Passanante’s delivers pesticide and hormone-free produce and meats to thousands of families across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. To find out how to get delicious food delivered to your home give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 today!

Want to know more? Check out this video for more information about pesticides and toxins in your food.

Choosing Organic Fruits & Veggies

Eating organic has certainly become a trend over the past 10 years. If you look hard enough you can find organic veggies at nearly any grocery store or neighborhood market in the US.  Millions of adults are choosing to change their ways after decades of fast food, take out and over processed treats. Let’s face it, we’re all trying to take better care of ourselves now that we know better. Perhaps one of the greatest responsibilities of this new community of organic eating, recyclable grocery bag toting, health conscious parents is the necessity to pass along these habits to generations to come.

Don’t just serve organic foods to your children; explain why you’re serving them.  Do a little science project with your family and look at the difference between organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables. You’ll be amazed at what you find!

You may have seen this video circulating on the web, but we thought there was a lot to learn from this simple experiment and wanted to share. Tell us how you explain organic foods to your children, we’d love to hear your stories!

Count on Passanante’s Home Food Service to deliver delicious, pesticide-free, organic fruits and veggies right to your door! If you haven’t yet made the switch to organic and would like to learn more about the benefits of this healthier lifestyle give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 to chat with a member of our team.

Why Eat Hormone-Free Meats?

Hormone-Free Meat Delivery

An estimated 32.5 million cattle provide beef to Americans each year. 21.67 million of which have been injected with hormones to make them grow much larger

than average cattle. Although this industry is highly regulated by the USDA and FDA, a reasonable concern for the safety of these meats for human consumption has become a hot topic over the last years.

Much of the beef that fills the markets of America has been injected with unnaturally high levels of artificial hormones including Oestradoil, Progesterone, Testosterone, Zeranol, Trenbolone, and Melengestrol. The impact of ingesting this level of hormones is still largely unknown, but what many scientists do agree on is that these hormones may be responsible for a long list of incredibly dangerous side effects. Hormone residue in beef has been blamed for early on-set of puberty in young girls, which could lead to greater risk of breast and other cancers.

Similarly to the way pesticides are regulated in produce, the FDA regulates hormones in meats by setting levels of “tolerance.” The rapid demand for meats, particularly beef, in America has outpaced scientific research and the ability to gauge possible implications. As a result, scientists are still working to develop more effective ways to measure the steroid hormone levels in the “edible” meats from treated animals.

The meat industry will be ever changing as supply and demand impact the level of regulation from the US government. The fact of the matter is, the results of ingesting treated meats are largely unknown and are certainly a gray area.

Passanante’s Home Food Service provides our community of customers safe, all natural, hormone-free meats, and we do so with 100% confidence in their safety and wholesomeness. Give us a call today at 1-800-772-7786 and start feeding your family the foods they deserve!