Hello Farm Members,
One of the most amazing things I learned while in school to become a dietician was the synergistic effect of food. That might sound like a mouthful, but it's really simple: whole foods aren't just collections of nutrients. They're more than that. Sure, we can isolate a nutrient and put it into an easily consumable form. But that's not the same as getting those same nutrients through whole foods in our diets.
Put simply, eating an orange is different than just taking Vitamin C. We know that, intuitively. An orange has a lot in it that's not Vitamin C. But in times when we're trying to simplify our lives, it can be easy to look at daily nutritional guidelines as a checklist: so much of this, a dash of that.
Let's not lose track, in the course of thinking about food, of the complexity of the natural world. We don't fully understand the way plants are composed, and the way they interact with our bodies to keep us fueled and well. You don't have to eat any one thing. But eating a big variety of things and noticing the way those things make us feel can be really empowering.
-The Snuck Team
Here's what you'll find in your shares this week!
** This is a bread/yogurt week **