Feeding Your Baby with Organic Food

June 27, 2010 by  
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It is time to face the truth: almost everything that is packed inside our grocery stores and supermarkets belongs to food that was grown and pumped inside with pesticides and growth hormones as well. This is very unhealthy for all of us having at the same time a negative effect on our children.

It is more than ascertained that eating organic foods hasn’t proved other than being tastier together with the higher level of nutrients and the less chances of developing cancer disease or other illnesses. The fact that our children’s body is developing it is not worth it putting it at the risk of becoming sick. It is indeed a reality the organic food is more expensive when buying, but its benefits worth every penny of it.

The cost of these organic products could be saved as long as you have a large garden and are decided to grow in it fruit trees and your won veggies. At the same time you need to put up with your kids question when you are inquired what is there ready for dinner: the Taco bell or McDonald’s.

Then you shouldn’t wonder at the fact that your kid weighs 100 pound! The point is that this happens because the growth hormones that are injected in the animals that make the object of the processed foods delivered through McDonald’s or other snack food chains.

What is there to do in this situation, especially that your kid has already the germ of addiction towards this kind of junk food? Then in this case as your kid has grown accustomed to this food as well he/she can become un-accustomed as well, once you change your lifestyle. This can be very hard, indeed if you are not used to buying organic food but this can step by step become a habit on daily basis and it starts with the parents.

Therefore a slow but sure pace step needs to be taken inside your family’s diet and if you follow the following tips you can give your kid a fresh start in life with a good health state:

– eliminate carbonated drinks and juices that contain sugar, replacing them with organic 100% fruit juice that has no sugar in addition.

– purchase organic food whenever you can afford or have it grown on your own.

– reduce the dining outs to one time per month.

– healthy snacks can be taken with your whenever you will be on the road, and have them put inside a cooler. The baby’s organic food should be kept in your car.

– purchase organic milk that will last up to a couple of weeks and as such you will be sure that your child is not drinking the hormones of growth that cows are injected with in order to produce more milk.

– fresh foods should always be present inside your fridge; thus you can serve your family a fresh healthy food and not a frozen one.

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Organic Foods – How to Buy Cheap at Health Food Store

June 26, 2010 by  
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Once you have decided to buy organic food you find out at the same time that it might cost you a lot of money, but in case you still want to have the great taste of fresh organic food then there is great news for you: shopping around you benefit from organic food purchased at affordable prices.

Following there are some tips to enjoy the shopping for cheap organic foods:

1. Do not attempt to have the organic food bought at your usual supermarket where you will end up finding expensive organic food among the products that represent the conventional food.

2. Do your homework regarding the research. You could have more organic food choices in your area than you could have imagined. A fine place to start with is the organic organizations. If you search online you could find the ones in your area.

3. Farmer markets. These farmers’ markets are a great source for the fresh organic products. The fruits and veggies grown locally will have a better taste than the ones that are shipped from thousands miles away.

4. You can buy also shares in an agricultural CSA or a program of the sort and thus you will be sent boxes of fresh products that belong to the future harvest. To buy these shares will cost your around $250 or $450 for a period of 6 months and as such we’ll definitely worth your money.

5. Buying clubs is a great way to get cheap organic food as they offer cuts off the market price up to 40%.

6. Purchasing bulk organic foods that can bring you great savings. Certain items can be bought in a bulk container but you have to make sure that you can store the supply in appropriate environment, such as it is a dry, cool place for lentils and beans, and so on.

7. Buy products that are in season. The best period to buy any kind of organic produce is the season when this one is in its peak of the growth.

More produce emerge on the market when they are at their peak, therefore the prices are more than sure to become reduced. You can also make you own supply of the veggies and fruits while they are in their peak season.

8. In the off season the produces are most of the times found in the preserved form. In the winter time do not reach for those fresh organic foods which are very expensive, but rather go for the canned veggies and fruits as well.

Organic corn and peas will resist just fine as well as the berries and peaches that will help you pass through the winter months.

Reaching for organic food doesn’t have to be that expensive, be sure that you shop around in a smart way on the seasonal terms and you will take advantage of these benefits all the year round.

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Anti-Aging With Organic Foods – Useful Info

June 21, 2010 by  
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Did you know you can dramatically improve the way your skin looks and feels like for the better? There is no hard to keep up with diet, nor expensive anti aging skin care lotions. Go organic! Switch to organic eating now! In case you’re not familiar with the term, organic also known as bio food consists of food that haven’t been altered with the aid of any kind of chemicals or additives during their life cycle.

Thus we can say organic food is a synonym for 100% natural food. Recent studies show that the natural texture of the organic products can give the skin a healthier, younger look and invigorate ones body.

If you don’t know whether you’re feeding you’re body organic food or not, all depends on where you’re buying your food from. Most of the grocery stores around have their shelves stacked with non organic products.

However certain shops include specially designated isle for organic products.If organic food is healthy, then why isn’t it as available just as non organic food one might ask.

Well, the answer is sitting right under your nose: organic food takes lots of time and special care to prepare: you have to assist the development of an organic farm closely when not using chemical pesticides, hence the high price, in comparison to factory scale non organic food which uses chemical boosters to boost vegetables or fruits giving them with an unnatural look.

Interesting to know is that until not too long ago- a few hundred years tops , there was no record of non organic food. All the products consumed by human kind where natural, unharmed by the presence of chemicals, additives, preservatives. Such food which today we proudly call organic food helps one’s body to function at its best.

The safest way of consuming organic food would probably be having your own organic garden behind the house, or purchasing your vegetables from someone you know for sure has one. Then again you might find yourself among the people who live in apartment flats where growing organic food is not as easy with the organic garden missing and all.

In this case check for bio or organic food areas in your supermarket and look closely at the label making sure the product you’re about to buy is all natural. If the label reads “natural” it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s organic.

The label should contain a direct reference to an organic organization in order to be considered organic. A good example is the case of Australia, where organic products are easy to recognize by the “Your Guarantee of Integrity Australian Certified Organic” written on the label.

Organic food consumption is highly advocated by professionals who sustain that healthy eating consisting in high nutrition organic foods can keep chronic disease such as cancer and not only, away.

It is well known that the consumption of organic food alters your state of being in a positive way. People like the Okinawans who live in high volcanic soils, develop extremely high anti oxidant potential in their bloodstream by eating food grown in soil unknown to the pesticides. These people keep the lowest rate of cancer and heart disease in the world.

You shouldn’t let the high prices of organic foods change your mind going organic. It’s worth the price, for there should be no high price when your health is on debate. Plus there’s lots of organic food sales as well.

If you decide to go organic take a look at the rest of the organic products on the market. They’re just like a B side of a track. Almost any, if not all, product are available in an organic form. Keep that in mind when you’re looking to buy a shampoo, skin cream or make up products.

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