Saturday, June 19, 2010

Eating organic~


An undertaking to consider with considerations....when we enter the area of how to eat for better health, well, it's a bumpy road to travel at times.

What is organic food anyway ?

Organic food is produced by farmers who practice the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Transitioning to organic can be daunting at best...it can also be enlightening, educational, and eye-opening to what one has been eating in the past....not a pretty picture for most.

If you need a starting place, the summer season is perfect. We all tend to eat lighter, less, and more local.

Consider starting with these 12 foods to eat from the organic list...these are foods that have the highest absorption rate of pesticides/herbicides.

1...peaches
2...apples
3...sweet bell peppers
4...leafy greens
5...nectarines
6...strawberries
7...cherries
8...carrots
9...kale
10...celery
11...grapes
12...pears

As you can see most are the summer fruits that we all love and consume with delight during the fresh season.

When we eat as many of our foods as possible from the organic list and balance the rest from the local and fresh market.....well, only good things can be the reward.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day...we can't change a lifetime of habits overnight...take time, make a plan, and do what is right and best for your personal needs and desires. One lesson, one step, one food at a time.

Welcome to Organic~

Bea Kunz

2 comments:

meemsnyc said...

We are trying to be more organic. We are growing 6 of the 12 items on your list. Wish we had more acres to grow even more!

Prosper and Be In Health said...

Love Organic. I do alot of canning in the summer so that we can enjoy it in the winter. I'm so blessed to have been taught about fresh, organic foods and how to preserve them.