So, let me ask you this. What was the last thing you ate?
Was it organic? Non-GMO? Fresh? Locally grown? Hormone and pesticide free? Blessed by a saint and washed in holy water?… Just seeing if I have your attention.
Now, I’m not trying to be preachy asking these questions. I’m just asking. When was the last time you thought about what you’re eating? Take a second right now and think about it. Maybe you could answer some of my earlier questions, maybe not. Or perhaps you’re thinking what the point of worrying about it at all. The stuff I buy at the grocery store is good for me – right?
Here’s the point… Most of us just go to the store and buy what’s available. Which, in my opinion is how it should be. We should be able to read the packaging on our foods and believe it to be the truth, not just a version of it. After doing a little research of my own, its lead me to believe that maybe what I’m buying to feed my family requires a little more thought than just trusting the buzz words on food packaging.
Here’s a few things you could do to make sure you’re eating what’s best for you…
- Grow a garden! If you don’t have space in your yard there may be community ones close to you. Not only will you get fruits and veg that you’ve grown yourself, but you’ll get fresh air too.
- Educate yourself! I personally like documentaries. Here are a few with good reviews.
- Shop at a farmers market when you can. The food is often fresher and more locally grown. I love going to a farmers market. The smells, the culture, the people are always a treat. Markets bring another level of interaction between us and what we eat.
Eat well, everyone.