Various studies and research scientifically established that a fruit and vegetable-rich diet delivers several health advantages, including lowering your risk of certain chronic illnesses and keeping your body in good health.
However, changing your eating habits can be daunting at times.
"Old habits are hard to crack. Changing your routines is a multi-step process. It might take some time for adjustments. You may also experience obstacles along the process," shared organic food advocate and kids party planner Harry Nevin of Balloons Sydney.
With that said, here are some things you can do to help you get started choosing better food choices.
1. Think of Foods as A Process Rather Than A Finished Product
People seldom consider how food ends up on a local supermarket shelf. Essentially, most processed grocery food is prepared, packed, delivered, advertised, and sold between farm and table. Many of these steps can be harmful to your health and the environment. However, when you understand the entire food processing system, you'll be in a better position to make educated food choices.
2. Support Sustainable Farmers
Buy food from farmers and merchants that are committed to sustainable agriculture.
Sustainable agriculture consumes up to 56% less energy, emits 64% fewer greenhouse gasses, and allows for higher biodiversity levels than traditional farming. Furthermore, since sustainably produced food is often more labor demanding, they may provide 30% more jobs, rising wages, and better incomes for farmers.
3. Opt for Organic Food Products
Organic foods are GMO- and glyphosate-free by nature. New research and studies show that GMOs and toxic substances make people unwell. Sadly, when it comes to moving to an all-organic diet, there seem to be many misunderstandings and many arguments. In addition, many people are desperate and helpless because they have been let down by mainstream medicine and the Australian way of living. However, eating organic foods will provide your family with optimum long-term health.
4. Eat Food That You Know About
While many farmers use pesticides, herbicides, and antimicrobial medications to boost agricultural and animal production, they may have negative health consequences. Also, farm discharge may potentially damage the soil and affect aquatic systems.
So, the next time you shop for food, read labels, start asking questions, and learn more about where your food comes from and how it is made. When possible, prefer sustainably farmed organic foods over highly processed and intensively-farmed foods.
5. Help Minimize Food Waste
Approximately one-third of all food produced is wasted or thrown away. The situation isn't limited to stores, restaurants, or wealthy homes. Food waste is a global problem that affects people of all economic levels.
To help minimize food waste, plan, and buy only what you know you'll use to reduce waste. Make the most of every edible component of the meals you buy. Estimate essential proportions before cooking, store food properly, be resourceful with leftovers, share the excess with neighbors and friends, and donate to a local food-sharing system. Finally, utilize inedible scraps to generate compost, which you may use to fertilize your garden.
Healthy Eating: Changing Your Eating Habits to Save Yourself
Marina's Kitchen and Circle B Ranch is one with you in thinking that food impacts your health and your chance of developing certain illnesses. To eat better, you don't have to make drastic adjustments. You also don't have to alter all of your eating behaviors at once. Setting short objectives and changing your eating habits one at a time is the most excellent way to proceed.
Taste and experience the difference of our organic produce, delicious sauces, chutneys and Bloody Mary. Feel free to reach out to us, and we'll be glad to be a part of your sustainable and healthier eating journey.