I think my muscle strain is back :(
Let me preface this post by saying: I'm not a registered dietitian or a nutritionist, by any means...I'm just really interested in the following subject matter.
With that said...do you eat organic?
Organic foods are those that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives
Personally, I go halfsies when it comes to organic versus non-organic. Here are my thoughts on the subject:
- If I could, I would eat all organic meat & dairy (grass fed, cage free)
- I don't buy "organic" junk food. Just because something says "organic", doesn't mean it's "healthy"
- I do try to buy organic in any produce where we eat the skin / peel
- I really enjoy farmer's markets. I like the idea of supporting local farmers as opposed to buying produce at the grocery store
- When it comes to foods that have a shelf life, I enjoy being able to read, understand, & pronounce all the ingredients. That doesn't mean I only buy organic...but I do aim for "all natural". There are organic versions of added preservatives and such, like high fructose corn syrup....I try to avoid those.
(i bleeped out the word)
it's a book that more or less encourages
you to be informed about what you eat,
it has strong vegeterian undertones.
If you want to find out about local farmers in your area, check out http://www.localharvest.org/
Super Size Me
Those are just a few sources that I'm familiar with...I'm sure there are countless others that are just as good, if not better. But those were the ones that really challenged me to dig deeper & be more conscientious of what I'm putting into my body.
I'm not wanting this post to stir up any hard feelings regarding being vegan, eating meat, loving animals, or being vegetarian (which yes, is very different from being vegan). My whole intent on this post was to find out feelings on organic products, and to if anything, encourage being informed about what you eat & making smart choices.