Most people are aware of the health benefits of eating organic foods, as well as the environmental benefits. Fortunately, many supermarkets are expanding their organic offerings, making these products easier to find. With more frozen foods and canned goods being offered in organic form, there are more healthy choices available than ever.
Aside from organic, many items are being labeled as “natural” and promoted as a healthy choice. However, you should be aware that there are no set guidelines or requirements with regard to using this term on Read the rest of this entry »
Vegetable gardens are not only fun for the entire family, they also keep you healthy in many ways. Here are three ways that vegetable gardens keep you healthy.
Nutrients and Vitamins
Vegetables you buy from grocery stores are not at their peak. They are picked early to allow them to be shipped thousands of miles. Picking vegetables that are not ripe have not developed sufficiently to produce the various healthy vitamins and nutrients that your body needs.
Vegetables picked from a garden are allowed to develop all Read the rest of this entry »
People may wonder why they should have their own fruit gardens. In fact, the benefits to having a fruit garden are plenty. First, a fruit garden grown for personal use helps people eat well every day. They can enjoy fresh fruit from their garden and take in needed vitamins and minerals that are good for their health. Second, personal gardens save people the expense of paying for commercially grown fruit. Produce in stores can be expensive and sometimes is not affordable for some families.
Third, people who buy fruit in stores may wonder where the produce was Read the rest of this entry »
All across the country, the trend of growing one’s own vegetables is becoming increasingly popular. Here are some of the benefits of growing your own vegetables.
Organic and locally-grown food costs far more than conventional produce, so people can save a lot of money by growing their own. This is especially helpful to people who are living on a low or fixed income or have limited access to healthy, wholesome produce.
One of the biggest benefits of growing your own vegetables is safety. Even organic produce isn’t safe from pesticides, some of which are extremely harmful despite their Read the rest of this entry »
Going down the produce isle at the grocery store can be a frightening site. The prices of fresh fruits and vegetables have skyrocketed. How can a family on a budget still incorporate fresh foods into their diet without breaking the bank?
One of the easiest ways to get produce affordable is to go to a farmers market. Farmers markets don’t have the overhead that the super market does. They can sell things for rock bottom prices. They usually have a wide selection and oftentimes the variety is better than a Read the rest of this entry »
It is so easy to put snack cakes in a lunch or on the table for the family, but while the cost seems to be small, it is so much larger. It is easy to find snack options that are under a few dollars to offer to the family. While these options taste delicious, are there better snack options that could be offered? Here are five options for providing delicious snacks that won’t pack on pounds:
1. Rice Cakes With Peanut Butter
These are great because they crunch like a Read the rest of this entry »
Organic and all natural foods tend to be pricey, but there are a few tricks to eating green that can save you lots of money.
Avoid purchasing the boxed and prepared all natural and organic foods. In any natural food store there is a loarge variety or pre made organic foods, meant to make it convenient for the consumer, but it will cost more. Precut and mixed salads are an example, they always cost more than a head Read the rest of this entry »
Keep a Journal
On of the best tools for sticking to a healthy diet is a food journal. The simple act of writing down what you eat, and holding yourself accountable, will immediately compel you to make healthier food choices.
Make a List
Make a shopping list and stick to it. If it’s not on the list, don’t buy it. Since you probably won’t write “One Whole Chocolate Cake,” on your list, you won’t buy it at the store.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed August 2013