Are you consuming these fattening and toxic foods?
February 21st, 2012 by Ingrid Macher
Learning how to be eat healthy is not complicated as you think, but the big food companies don’t want you to know this. It’s easy. I could say this because for the past three and a half years I’ve been learning about food. Not only to lose weight but to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The differences between conventional foods and organics are hard to miss, especially when we talk flavor wise.
I have always been curious about how is it possible for any processed food can last in our refrigerator for weeks and have such an extended shelf life. One thing I learned to sure throughout my journey on losing weight is to choose a local food market over the typical supermarket people usually go to. You will notice that seasonal fruits and vegetables are in when they have to; on the other hand supermarkets have every fruit and vegetables available year round. Fresh organic foods make it easier on your digestive system, than processed food since they go through a whole process before getting to you.
Organics food are those that are grown without any sort of biotechnology. Meaning it does not go through any sort of growing manipulation, or processing. Going organic is somehow going free! Free of hormones, chemicals and everything else out there that is not natural for our bodies only harmful vs. conventional foods that are being artificially grown with, chemicals, hormones and not to mention the pesticides.
Remember it is much better and worthy to spend on organic products such as proteins, veggies and fruits than in the future having the risk of spending a large amount of money on the damages that conventional foods can cause our body to have, but if you cannot afford to buy organic food, make sure always wash your processed fruits and veggies to get rid of the pesticides. Like I said before, visit your local market, not only will it save you money but you will be cooperating with agriculture in your area leading to better economy. This could make it easier for you to get information on how your food is being grown and to be aware when is the right time to get the freshest food.
Organic Vs. Processed Foods
- Gives your body a higher nutritional value
- Veggies and fruits are at its peak on giving you their vitamins and antioxidants
- Risk free of future diseases such as cancer since they are toxin free
- Avoid the typical headache
- You are going green!
- Helps your body fight off infections in a faster and better matter
- Have some flavorful food!
- Animal conscious, Let them live!
- Products you can trust
- Contains less fat
- No additives
- Extra labor cost leads to an extra money out of your wallet
- Some foods don’t look as appealing as processed foods, but remember don’t judge a book by its cover!
- Shorter shelf life
Conventional food Pros:
- Longer shelf life
- Always available
- Avoid any wastage
- Makes you feel more satisfied
Conventional food Cons:
- Minimum amount of nutrients
- Available nutrients are hard to absorb
- Hard on digestive system
- Massive amounts of additives
- Extra sugars and sodium
- Cancerogenous toxins
- Not environment friendly
- Leads to animal cruelty
After going through these comparisons I encourage you to try to start replacing those conventional foods little by little into organics. Live a healthy lifestyle by going green. Remember to visit your local food market and buy seasonal fruits and vegetables instead of going to the traditional supermarket to buy year round available foods contaminated with pesticides.
Keep in mind that in the long run conventional foods damage our bodies. We live to eat, change to a better and healthier life today. Like the quote says ‘’You are what you eat’’ so eat healthy and you’ll look healthy, wow so true!