How to Switch to an Organic Diet
Choosing to switch to an organic diet means that you wish to avoid pesticides, hormones and antibiotics because you want to improve your health. Additionally, you want better skin that is healthier. To keep motivated, aim to understand why an organic diet is good for you.
Choosing an organic diet means that you recognise that outside influences such as the food that you eat, can have a negative impact on your health. If you care about bad skin and internal health too, you will want to make any changes that it’s possible to make, before any further damage is done. Some are unsure as to whether to trust the organic label. If you are unsure, check out how your country verifies that the organic labels deserve their organic status. Organic, Vegetarian or Vegan diet, the choice is yours. At the very least, buy organic root vegetables.
You will also need to consider the water that you drink. Some are in the habit of buying bottled water. Investigate distilled water as an alternative to bottled water or jug filters. Distilled water has a cleansing effect. However, you will benefit from taking a range of minerals too to keep your bones strong and trigger necessary processes in the body.. Let us help you make the switch to an organic diet.
Organic Diet – Is it Affordable?
Many people worry about the extra cost. If you plan well and avoid what is bad for you, it’s highly likely that the money side of an organic diet won’t be a problem. You may have seen that organic vegetables cost more and promptly change your mind about whether an organic diet is affordable. Check out below how to make the switch without it costing the earth. Organic meals often contain more nutrients so you won’t be as hungry. Eating a healthy diet, means that your body has the vitamins, minerals and amino acids that it needs to trigger a healthy immune system. As a bonus, sugar cravings also disappear. So when you don’t buy junk food, you won’t need so many supplements or skin creams either. Your skin becomes naturally healthy. It’s a win win situation.
Is it Possible to Eat an Only Organic Diet?
Yes, it’s possible to eat an only organic diet but it also depends upon the organic foods available to you locally and how far you are willing to travel to obtain healthier produce. It also depends on how much thinking you are willing to put in to pursue better health. What are you willing to give up? Also, how inventive are you? Can you make tasty meals from organic ingredients? Learning more about herbs and spices helps a great deal.
Is it worth it? When we are young, our liver can deal with and clean up issues more easily as we have more enzymes and stomach acid in our youth. Additionally, our organs haven’t become as clogged with pathogens, toxins and inflammation. If we are sick or older, our body needs the benefits from making a positive switch to healthy organic meals. It takes powerful enzymes and a strong immune system to reduce past damage such as a clogged liver and furred up arteries.
Realistically though, as long as we are switching to mostly healthy organic ingredients, we will have a chance of making a difference to our skin and health. Additionally, a pure source of water is needed that is affordable on a day to day basis. Buy a water distiller to fill this need.
Source Organic Diet Ingredients
- First take a walk around your local supermarket and write down what you can obtain that is labelled organic and its price. Look for organic fresh or dried herbs and spices too. (You may be able to obtain dried herbs/spices in your local health food store.) Less packaging means less plastic chemicals for your body to get rid of.
- There may be other foods too that are not labelled organic but aren’t labelled as having additives. Use these if needed.
- Don’t worry yet whether you know how to use all the available ingredients. Remember this is a reconnaissance mission. Purchasing and recipes come later.
If you have sourced sufficient organic diet ingredients you may need to look no further.
If your supermarket has few supplies of organic ingredients, you may need to look further afield (perhaps in your next town). Grow your own vegetables and herbs. (Buy organic seeds if possible.) Perhaps a window box in your kitchen or a planter just outside your home. (The image is my herb planter.) Oregano or Basil rounds out Italian meals. Chives works well in omelettes or with cheese. Thyme is great with chicken or in stews or bean burgers. Parsley adds flavour and minerals to everything; especially soups such as celery soup or leek and potato soup. It lifts Mexican foods too. Coriander adds extra cleansing nutrients for curries or carrot and coriander soup. The possibilities are endless.
Next, go online and check out organic meat and vegetable suppliers that are local to you. Look for dried or otherwise packaged organic foods that are available on websites such as Amazon. You may also find ethnic food websites that have what you need. (Interestingly Indian foods such as spices are often devoid of additives.) These items can supplement or enhance your meals. Also, ask, “Do any organic vegetable suppliers deliver?”
Now you have a list of possible ingredients, you can start thinking about flavour combinations. Consider yours and your family’s likes and dislikes and plan and adapt meals around flavours you are most likely to enjoy.
Changing to an organic diet can be challenging but the benefits can be life changing.