evepostappleOnce upon a time, there was a woman named Eve, who, unable to resist the luring temptation of a fragrant orchard, took a bite of forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. Perhaps Eve was bored. Perhaps she was ovulating and had a desperate craving for something sweet. Perhaps life in the little garden was becoming stressful or claustrophobic. Perhaps she felt out of control or lacked passion in her life and in order to numb her emotions or soothe herself from Adam's lack of attention or his ambivalence in starting a family, she chose to indulge. Perhaps Eve was an emotional eater. But as Eve soon discovered, neither the bite, nor the whole fruit fulfilled her as she had hoped. Not only did she realize she was naked but that she had contempt for the way she looked. Perhaps Eve suffered with body dismorphia. Eve tried to stop eating the forbidden fruit and eventually avoided eating altogether but that didn't work and she ended up eating until she could no longer breathe. The point of this is that Eve lost her intuitive ability to nourish herself. She no longer had balance in her life and was willing to do any and everything to get that back.

Maybe Eve didn't exist. Maybe the stories that were told are not as important as the stories we tell ourselves.

This blog is dedicated to creating new stories based on the philosophies of whole body nutrition, self-love, intuition, fitness and yoga.

In my journey I have sought to uncover the knowledge and balance which have brought me to a greater awareness of health and this is what I wish to share with you.

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I am a holistic nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, athlete, healthy living chef, and published writer. I have spent the last four years of my life rebuilding all aspects of myself after recovering from an eating disorder. Follow me as I continue to eat clean, train hard, and discover balance mind, body and spirit. zainsaraswatijamal.com

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    Organic Vs. Non Organic
So you have probably heard me harp about the importance of consuming organic food through my articles and posts.  I am assuming that most of you do choose organic where possible as you are aware that organic foods contain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and enzymes than conventional foods simply because the soil within which organic foods are grown has not been treated with chemicals and pesticides, not to mention the plants themselves are cared for in ways that are non-toxic. 
Nutrients such as selenium, follate, zinc etc are found in exceedingly higher quantities in organic foods and although these foods can be crazy expensive, it is definitely worth splurging on them wherever possible.
Again, I am not asking you to spend $12 on an organic cauliflower (as I was recently charged at a local market) but to make wise food choices toward organic when you are able to.
Below is the new dirty dozen list of foods that are highly contaminated, so if you are unable to purchase organic for all of your food at least try to consider picking up organic varieties of these foods:
Apples
Celery
Strawberries
Peaches
Spinach
Nectarines
Grapes
Sweet Bell Peppers
Potatoes
Blueberries
Lettuce
Kale
Organic Vs. Conventional Chart
To give you an idea of the difference between some organic and conventional foods, I have attached a chart which displays the actual mineral content of a few popular vegetables.
Pretty astounding right?

    Organic Vs. Non Organic

    So you have probably heard me harp about the importance of consuming organic food through my articles and posts.  I am assuming that most of you do choose organic where possible as you are aware that organic foods contain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and enzymes than conventional foods simply because the soil within which organic foods are grown has not been treated with chemicals and pesticides, not to mention the plants themselves are cared for in ways that are non-toxic. 

    Nutrients such as selenium, follate, zinc etc are found in exceedingly higher quantities in organic foods and although these foods can be crazy expensive, it is definitely worth splurging on them wherever possible.

    Again, I am not asking you to spend $12 on an organic cauliflower (as I was recently charged at a local market) but to make wise food choices toward organic when you are able to.

    Below is the new dirty dozen list of foods that are highly contaminated, so if you are unable to purchase organic for all of your food at least try to consider picking up organic varieties of these foods:

    1. Apples
    2. Celery
    3. Strawberries
    4. Peaches
    5. Spinach
    6. Nectarines
    7. Grapes
    8. Sweet Bell Peppers
    9. Potatoes
    10. Blueberries
    11. Lettuce
    12. Kale
    Organic Vs. Conventional Chart

    To give you an idea of the difference between some organic and conventional foods, I have attached a chart which displays the actual mineral content of a few popular vegetables.

    Pretty astounding right?

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