New Year, New Habits
Happy new year everyone! Goodbye 2015 and hello 2016! Hooray, its the time of resolutions! I love how everybody makes choices to break bad habits and start new healthy ones. I know that I always struggle to choose just one, but my family decided to make the conscious choice to eat organic healthy foods.
I am very excited about this goal because not only will I be able to eat green, but I can act green too. Locally grown foods are great for our planet. Why, might you ask?
Well, when you grow organic food they never use pesticides and fertilizers which destroys any chance of water and ground contamination.
It also avoids hurting animals since the plants are grown without the use of chemicals and if the organism takes a nibble nothing will affect them. Instead the farmers use a natural solution.
Another fantastic advantage is that locally grown foods help stop global warming by reducing carbon emissions. Since you don't have to ship anything and all the food is at your fingertips.
Now that you know the facts, you are ready to step in to the world of organic! Here are some tips to stay healthy on a budget
1.Try to buy your grub in season, it costs more to buy fruits in winter than in spring.
2.Try to freeze your goods! Then when buy your foods in season you can eat it organically all year.
3.Discover your inner chef and cook from scratch, this will allow you to know everything your putting in your body.
4. Shop near you! Try and visit your locally farmer’s market where food is inexpensive and organic!
5. Grow it yourself! Try growing your own produce in your own backyard and understand the whole process of cultivation.
You don't have start right away, just try one week a month, and see how together we can cultivate a better world.
Happy New Year from our Oceans and Sharks!
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"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732