My first topic today is going to be more on two sections, 1 directed towards all the moms that are breast feeding or have children, and 2 anyone trying to eat healthy.
To all the moms out there that are going to or already are breast feeding this is something you should research. Everyone that knows me know I try and only eat organically but there is so much behind it. It's so important for everyone including moms to realize that just because something is more affordable doesn't mean its healthier. If its not organic its probably just a cheap imitation to make you think that something is healthy and really not. Next time you go through the grocery store take a closer look at what your actually buying the non-organic foods have wax in the apples to make them look shiny, they use growth hormones and antibiotics in all the meat products, they use pesticides in all the fruit, they have processed a majority of all the foods, they put added chemicals in foods just to make it taste better, GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, hydrolyzed corn gluten, soy lecithin, and so many more bad ingredients are added. They wonder why people get cancer? It's ridiculous all the crap they put in our foods! Read the labels people! The first ingredients should be the actual food! Not a different weird name.
And regarding this article I just want to put it out there that its a fact what you eat goes to your baby. Even your baby starts developing your eating habit as early as in your amniotic fluid! Lets say if you drink non organic milk (which has all the left over antibiotics & growth hormones from the cow in it and is highly pasteurized), after you drink it that antibiotic & hormones goes into your body, which is eventually ingested by YOUR BABY by breastfeeding. Think about it, and nutrition wise when they highly pasteurize something it heats up the temperature extremely high to kill any extra bacteria, but it also kills the nutritional enzymes that you were seeking in the first place.
Products like this (non-organic) which has left over growth hormones and antibiotics are causing so many people to start becoming resistance to some antibiotics. The added growth hormones into meat is also why preteens are developing so much more early, because they are pretty much ingesting what the cattle just went through. Y'all might not want to listen to this or turn the other cheek but it's reality people! Do some research you'll find out many things you did not know. But the greatest thing is it's fixable! Eat organically, it is much healthier! It is how our grandparents and their parents were raised off the land, not all this added processed food hormone crap.
It's our generation that can make a stand, I guarantee you if your trying to loose weight or just trying to life healthier if you cut out all the crap the fast food, the processed foods, all of that and eat organically within a month you will feel so much "cleaner" and healthier. Kroger's, Tom Thumb, has organic selections now go check them out! And all natural *** does not count on the label, it'll say organic. Whole foods is my favorite store but not everyone has the time to go but it's worth the trip. Here are some photos from my recent trip to Tom Thumb I wanted ya'll to take a look at.
Let see what is really "budget" friendly. This tomato sauce is the "eating right" version tricking you to think its healthier with the no sugar added symbol on it, but in reality it is not.
Cost: On Sale $1.67
Ingredients: Diced Tomatoes, Water, Tomato Paste, Carrot Puree Spices, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Vinegar, Dehydrated Onion, Dehydrated Garlic, Refined FISH OIL (ANCHOVY & SARDINE), PORK GELATIN, SODIUM POLY PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ASCORBATE, Canola Oil, NATURAL FLAVORS, TOCOPHEROLS, Sunflower Oil, CITRIC ACID.
I think the ingredients speak for itself....you wanted a TOMATO sauce and instead you get some Fish and Pork added in it....NO THANK YOU!!! :(
Now Here is the Organic choice:
For all of those that think organic can't be "budget friendly" Think again
Cost: On Sale $2.00
Ingredients: Organic Diced Tomatoes, Water, Organic Tomato Paste, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Basil, Sea Salt, Organic Dehydrated Onions, Organic Vinegar, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Spices
Now if that doesn't want to make you rethink paying the difference of just $.33 I don't know what will. Again, the ingredients speak for itself....and that's just a tip of the iceberg!
I also wanted to share this website off of wholefoods that had some great facts listed for Moms/Breastfeeding Moms: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/parents-and-kids/nutrition-pregnant-and-nursing-moms
Thank ya'll for listening and enjoying my blog, & I hope you took something away from this topic! I leave you with this picture of chickens that are in all of our local supermarkets today.
Go Organic! It is the Natural Way! :D