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Chapter 8. Food, health and nutrition

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Good health starts with understanding good nutrition and eating local, natural foods grown in good organic soil. When food is stored well it keeps fresh much longer… more

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Good health starts with understanding good nutrition and eating local, natural foods grown in good organic soil. When food is stored well it keeps fresh much longer. When it is dried or preserved it is available all year. When it is cooked using stoves and ovens the environment benefits and kitchens are healthier. Everything we can do to improve our health and prevent sickness will improve our lives and benefit our families and communities.

Contents include:

  • Good food from good agriculture
  • Good nutrition
  • Good sources of nutrition
    – Good drinks
    – Food as medicine
    – Important plants to grow around your house
    – Plan an all-year food supply
  • Storing, drying and preserving vegetables
    – Natural cold food storage
    – Natural food drying
    – Cooking with ovens and stoves
    –Solar cookers and solar ovens
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