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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Organic foods. Better? Healthier?




It makes me very sad to see that everything in today's society is upside-down and chaotic. People should have the right of eating healthy and nutritious food and also should be completely informed about  the quality of the foods they're eating. Unfortunately most of the foods we find in supermarkets are unhealthy, some more than others, because they have been filled with growing hormones, pesticides and other dangerous substances just for the sake of increasing their quantity. The worst thing is that if you want to eat healthy and buy organic foods you'll have to pay extra. In this article I'll give you some tips on how to eat healthy on a budget in order to help you make the right choices. Hope it will help you!

Grow a vegetable garden. This is the no. 1 tip on the list. If you have the possibility please consider growing your own vegetable garden. It's fun and relaxing and it will surely help lower your weekly grocery bill.  Did you know that tomatoes are in the top most hormone and pesticides-filled fruits? (ah by the way..tomatoes are fruits not veggies, I recently found out that) Most of the tomatoes we buy today are genetically modified,  tasteless and filled with growth hormones and pesticides. If you frequently eat tomatoes try buying them from a local farmers market or grow them yourself in your own garden.

Shop at the farmers market. The most healthy veggies and fruits can be found at the farmers market. Shop the clever way! Buy more leafy greens, like kale and spinach, which are less expensive.  Also remember to always buy in season and stock up with frozen fruits and veggies when you can. Frozen fruits and veggies last longer and keep most of their nutrients.

For my omnivore readers & friends here's a very important tip: Eat less meat! Meat is extremely dangerous these days because animals are filled with growth hormones, antibiotics and other carcinogenic substances. All those substances remain in the meat and are even transferred to eggs and milk. If you haven't already please see some documentaries on this subject, Food Matters is one of them.



Now let's get back to talk about organic foods.

Organic food crops are generally grown without synthetic pesticides, artificial fertilizers, irradiation or biotechnology. Organic foods may have higher nutritional value than conventional food and are pesticide-free. Several studies have linked pesticides in our food to everything from headaches to cancer.
I've searched around the web and found a website with reasonable prices for organic foods. This website is from UK.


Traidcraft is the UK’s leading fair trade organization whose mission is to fight poverty through trade, practicing and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.  It was established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, by building long-term relationships with producers, and supporting  people to trade out of poverty and work to bring about trade justice.

Fair trade seeks to transform the lives of poor producers in the developing world by enabling them to use their skills and resources to trade their way out of poverty. It seeks to challenge injustices in trading structures and practices that so often lead to the exploitation and marginalization of poor people.

Here are the products I like most on Traidcraft - Grocery section:


Traidcraft Fair Trade Organic Dates (250g) 

 

Traidcraft Fair Trade Organic Walnuts (125g)

 

Traidcraft Fair Trade GeoMuesli Exotic Fruit (5x750g)


I like that for most products the price is per packages of 5-10 products and it is cheaper this way.

Choose wisely! Invest in you and your future! Eat healthier and exercise! Get closer to nature and you'll see how everything in your life will get better.



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