2017 A Year Of Healthy Living: 12 Tips For A Greener Lifestyle (TIP 7)

Are you ready for the next step towards a healthy lifestyle this year? If you are following this 12-step guide with us, then you know we are bringing it back to the basics, with no room to fail! It is all about taking small steps that are good for you, your family and the planet.

July:

GOING ORGANIC

 

Research has shown the benefits of adopting a more organic lifestyle. Choosing organic foods specifically helps you avoid exposure to the pesticides and fertilizers that cause hormone disruptive activity in your body. Organic food also has a higher nutritional value with higher concentration of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which will make your skin absolutely glow.

 

We understand that the task of adopting a completely organic lifestyle can sound a little intimidating and expensive. Instead of diving in head first, we advocate a different approach: take baby steps, recognize the difference eating organic makes for your health, mood and energy levels, then slowly adopt more organic lifestyle changes.

 

To make it easier for you, we put together three easy steps you can take to embracing more organic-driven habits on a daily basis.

 

Grow your own: Freshly grown fruits and vegetables right at your house is easy and effortless.  Try growing the herbs and vegetables you use the most at home - your windowsill, porch, backyard or even driveway. You will find it cost effective for your grocery budget, healthier, and maybe even a new fun hobby!

 

Buy Seasonal: Start with buying organic seasonal fruits and vegetables. Produce is more affordable when it’s in the season and it guarantees you are eating food in its prime - both in terms of taste and nutrition! Buying seasonal can also make you more creative with recipes and help you try a variety of fruits and vegetables.

 

Know the Clean Fifteen:  The Environmental Working Group has a list of fruit and vegetables with the least amount of pesticides in them. These are the best foods to start with when adopting an organic lifestyle. The Clean Fifteen include: avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwis, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower and sweet potatoes.