Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Healthy Home-Organic Foods

For this Healthy Home post, my mommy is going to talk to you about Organic food.  She's a pretty awesome lady.  Take a read!

About five years ago, my husband and I started looking for ways to boost our immune systems in hopes of staying healthy.  We decided to start by taking a closer look at the food we were eating.  We soon realized that we were not only eating many unnatural substances, but there were potentially harmful chemicals used during the growth process of many foods.

After doing some research, we decided that by eating certified organic foods, we could greatly reduce the amount of pesticide residues and additives we were ingesting.  Realizing that we couldn't afford to throw away the items that we currently had, we decided to just replace things as they were used.  We began by purchasing organic fresh fruits and vegetables and before long most of the items in our pantry were organic.  Although we buy most of our food from the local health food store for convenience, many items can be found at the local grocery store.  

For anyone thinking about using organic products, I would suggest doing a little research online, as there is much information to be found.  One of the things that we found are lists that show the foods that are the most susceptible to pesticide residues as well as the foods that are the least likely to have a problem.  This list can be very helpful if you can't afford to buy everything organic.

We may not be able to eliminate all of the possible toxins from our environment, but we can take steps to limit them.  Since a strong immune system and a disease free life is what we desire, we believe that choosing to eat organic is a step in the right direction.

Thanks Mommy!  I love you!


  1. We buy organic as well. Firm believer. Just need to choose better organic options. Eat more whole foods. Still lots of junk that is organic. Thanks for posting.

    1. Very true, Ashley! Organic junk is still junk.

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