Most people keep trying to make improvements to their regular grocery lists – like price/saving adjustments, need/want stuff and also, these days, adding or removing things that may be beneficial to their family’s health. If you haven’t already, consider adding these items to your grocery list for the benefit of your and your loved ones’ health.
Deciding to make drastic lifestyle and diet changes can be extremely overwhelming. If you choose to begin by eating organic and whole foods, as I did, you may soon realize that there is a much bigger picture. As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, detoxing from the supermarket way of life literally opens your mind to a world of conscious decision making.
What if I invited you to lunch and offered you one of three dishes: A bowl of crunchy potato chips, a bowl of juicy red grapes, or a bowl of leafy greens – which would you choose? My mother asked me this question yesterday as we debated my role in convincing society to change their eating habits.
We all know how to shop for groceries, right? Go to the store. Pick food. Pay. Leave. But that’s not the healthiest or most budget-friendly way to get your groceries taken care of. By learning how to shop better, and buying healthier foods, you’ll not only increase the longevity of your paycheck, you’ll increase your life span, as well.
If you’re strapped for time and cash (who isn’t these days), but you’d still like to eat organic and support your local farmers, check out farm-share opportunities near you. For decades, farmers have shared their crops and costs with co-op members. Buying direct from the farm cuts the cost of middle men and limits your food’s time from being picked to being enjoyed.
Even amidst the hype about links between red meat, cancer and cholesterol, some of us can’t deny those cravings for a good steak. But, we can avoid some of the most harmful side effects of consuming beef, if we’re conscious.