Simple Guidelines On How Best to Choose Your Food
Where are the best places to shop for food? Which are most nutritious? Should I be eating meat? Is there really a difference between organic and non-organic? So many questions!
With a vast array of information and marketing in the world of food and nutrition, it can be really hard to know what is good for our body and what isn’t. We all need to eat in order to survive and eat on a daily basis, yet many of us are unconscious of the link between what we put in our mouth and the effect and outcome it has on our body. We are what we eat, and so when we eat well, we feel well, and when we eat junk food, we feel like junk. Its a simple truth that is hard to follow, so here are some simple guidelines on how to best choose your food! Enjoy!
- Search out organic foods, many times its worth the cost! Local markets or farmers markets are the best place choices!
- Whenever possible, buy organic dairy products
- Use eggs that are organic or are produced without antibiotics and hormones
- Find local sources of free-range, organic meat, poultry, and other animal products.
- Limit your intake of large predatory marine fish like tuna. Swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, shark, and halibut, to once a week
- If you cant find completely organic animal products your next best bet would be those raised without antibiotics or hormones.
- Beware of irradiated food.(LOOOK UP WHAT THIS MEANS)
- Genetically modified foods don’t require a label, so check out the Greenpeace website at www.greenpeace.org.uk
Dirty Dozen: Produce with the most contaminants
- Peppers (red and green)
- Cantaloupe (Mexican)
- Green beans
- Grapes (Chilean)
Cleanest 12: Produce with lowest amount of residue and contaminants
- Sweet corn (frozen)
- Sweet peas (frozen)