So, you want to start eating healthier but you’re not sure where to start. You’re not alone in your journey. Many people aren’t the nutritional know-it-alls they’d like to be. If you don’t know how different organic produce are because the only vegetables you eat come in a can, never fear! You’ve got to start somewhere.
Consider this your guide to eating organic. Learn how to shop for the healthiest foods and beverages available, getting the essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to thrive, and avoiding all the nasty chemicals that come with GMO products. The sooner you start eating organic, the better you’ll feel.
It doesn’t have to be expensive either. You can afford to eat organic even while on a budget. You just need to be creative.
Here’s how you make it happen:
• Become a farmer’s market junkie. The Food Network offers this helpful advice. The later in the day you shop the farmer’s market, the better deals you’ll get. Farmers don’t want to go home with the produce they came with. They’ll be willing to make you a deal you can’t refuse. Don’t be afraid to take home ‘ugly’ produce, too. It can be peeled and made into an Instagram-worthy feast for you to share with your social network.
• Eat according to the season. Wonder why organic strawberries cost so much in the winter? They’re out of season so there is less supply than there is demand for the delicious fruit. SeasonalFoodGuide.org lets you enter your location and the time of year you’re shopping to see which fruits and vegetables are in season in your area. Buying seasonally and locally helps you save big money.
Your body and your skin will thank you for making the switch from processed foods loaded with fat and sugar to natural, organic choices packed with all the good stuff you need to be your best inside and out. Food can heal you or cause health problems. Know that choosing the organic option is always the best option.