The question about why eat organic is asked every day. Many people are not aware of what goes into our food. We see the food in pretty packages in the store with pretty pictures, and ask ourselves what could be in there that would cause me any harm? Who would make a food that could be dangerous to my body? If it is so bad for us, why is it on the shelves of the store? These are very good questions that are most difficult to explain, especially when eating organic and healthy is stereotyped as being expensive. It is believed if it is termed “organic” it has to be costly, which causes much doubt when plain white bread and pasta, are the cheapest foods in the grocery store and most low-income moms have to stretch their dollars to meet their families needs. Living on a budget and watching food prices going up, it actually makes sense to eat sensibly and healthfully. What is the cost of good health? Do you buy health in a grocery store? You bet! When ever you stand in the grocery store, check out the labels. Read the first three ingredients. If there is sugar listed in the top three, put it back. Even if it is “organic”. We must be watchful for healthy pitfalls coming our way. Organic cake mix is still cake mix. After all, the nutrition going in is the same in the fact that fat and sugar is still being consumed, all be it from different and slightly healthier alternatives sources.
I do believe that if we want to live healthfully, we must eat as much healthy food as possible. Make it your goal to eat healthy, organic and local at least 80% of your total food intake.
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