Eco Tip Of The Month AugustEco Tip Of The Month For August - Organic Foods Are The Best Choice For You and Your Family
Here are the Eco Tips of the Month in case you missed any along the way:
March Eco Tip Of The Month- Kicking The Oil Addiction
April Eco Tip Of The Month - Mineral Oil Free Household Products
June Eco Tip Of The Month- All Natural Skin Care
July Eco Tip Of The Month- Back To School Eco Tips
Many people complain that organic is more expensive and while it may appear so initially, you can learn to shop for organics for just a bit more than conventional foods. But the real reason it is not more expensive is the health benefits outweigh the cost. Pay me now or pay me later. But the pay me later part is in ill health and prescription drugs. This can become extremely expensive.
You can start out slowly to get organics into your diet. There are certain foods that are more important to buy as organic than others.
The other way that you can save money while eating organics is by cutting out the junk food. Most of a normal western diet consists of a lot of junk food which is expensive over the long haul and has no nutritional value. It doesn't matter if you buy conventional junk food or organic junk food. It is all junk food and not healthy. Just because it is organic does not mean it is good for you.
A 4 year study was just concluded in Europe and some of the things we already knew were confirmed as well as some interesting new information was found. This study showed that organic food is way more nutritious than its' conventional counterparts. It also helps to improve your health and longevity. It is obvious that foods grown without pesticides in healthy soil are going to be good for you.
- The study found that organic fruit and vegetables contain up to 40% more antioxidants.
- Organic lettuce and other vegetables contain more zinc and iron.
- Organic milk contains up to 90% more antioxidants.
There are some foods that you should buy organic no matter what. If you can not find these in the organic section than go without until it is in stock again.
The most important food to eat as organic is meat if you are a meat eater. It would take pages and pages for me to lay out my evidence of this.
Suffice it to say, go to Amazon.com and get the book, THE CHINA STUDY by Dr.Campbell . This is a book my own medical doctor told us to buy and read.
The other food that is the most laden with chemicals and are highly toxic due to the blend of chemicals are Strawberries. If we don't see organic strawberries we don't buy them. We do go out to a farm to pick our strawberries and they are not treated with pesticides. So those are the 2 foods that are the most important to buy as organic.
Here is a list of foods that you do NOT have to buy organic:
- Sweet Corn (Frozen)
- Sweet peas ( Frozen)
These foods were tested to be the safest conventional grown foods. Just make sure you are not buying GMO varieties. Next month we will talk about how to find out if you have a GMO food or not.
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