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Organic on a Budget

Organic on a Budget

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”- Howard Thurman

 
 
 
A quick way to become more alive? Lower your level of chemicals in your body. How to do that? Use more organic products that aren’t chemical-laden.

Organic products are popping up everywhere and in everything. What is the most beneficial to buy without breaking the bank?

While I truly think everything organic is amazing, I’d go with what you are putting inside your body first.

Meat: If you’re going to eat meat, it’s the most important thing to eat organic. Meat raised conventionally means it has hormones to speed up growth, antibiotics to fight disease and pesticides to grow the grain or corn fed to the animals (when it’s not being fed its’ little animal friends). You don’t want these things entering the environment or most importantly entering directly into your body. Even better than organic is to have grass-fed (what it’s supposed to be eating) where the animals can be outside in the sun (where they are supposed to be) soaking up lots of Vitamin A & D.

This is the same for anything coming from the animal. Eggs, milk, etc.

Coffee: The amount of pesticides and chemicals is staggering in coffee. Buy fair trade and organic when you can. That doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to Starbucks once in a while! Trust me, I understand. But if you’re making it at home, make it organic.

Fruits & Veggies:

BUY ORGANIC – these have the highest levels of pesticides

Peaches

Apples

Strawberries

Spinach

Bell Peppers

Celery

CAN PASS IF YOU CHOOSE TO – these have lower levels of pesticides

Avocado

Mangoes

Watermelon

Broccoli

Onions

Asparagus

*I buy everything organic. It’s worth it to me to not add more chemicals in my body than the environment is already putting in it!

FAST FACT: If it’s organic than you know it’s most definitely not genetically modified. These are the worst foods you can put in your body. How can you tell in the grocery store?

  • If your produce has 4 digits, it means that it was conventionally grown, pesticides, chemicals and all.
  • If it has 5 digits, and begins with a 9, it means that the produce was organically grown.
  • If it has 5 digits and begins with an 8, it indicates that the produce was genetically modified. ~ DO NOT BUY!

ACTION: Think about where your food has come from. Pay attention to the ingredients & chemicals in every product you use. Research a bit. Watch a documentary on the food industry in America (Food, Inc. is a great one). Buy organic strawberries. The chemicals in your body add up and at a tipping point will show themselves to you in one form of pain or another.

Love and brussels sprouts,

  

 

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