Don’t fall victim to the hype. If you were to believe all of the advertisements out there attached to processed foods, you would think that eating items that have been depleted of their nutrients is the way to go. But our bodies think differently.
According to various media campaigns by a whole slew of food corporations like McDonalds, Sara Lee and Coca Cola, their type of food actually brings happiness. Unfortunately, the sugar, chemicals, additives, and processing that goes into making the foods that these type of companies offer does nothing but wreak havoc on our bodies. The best way to create happiness from food is to eat a healthy, vibrant, seasonal diet of fresh and sustainable food that was grown locally to your area. The body craves the nourishment that comes from good, wholesome food that is not processed and loaded with sugars and trans fats.
How does eating healthy, seasonal, local and sustainable produce benefit you? Check out these amazing ways that eating sustainably can make a difference in your life…
- It does a body good. It is safe to say that the difference in nutrients is astronomical when comparing processed foods to whole, organic food grown locally. By eating food that is grown in your area in the season that it is supposed to be grown in, you are giving your body the optimum and highest amount of vitamins that the fruit or vegetable can offer. The longer amount of time between the moment that a piece of produce is picked and when it is eaten correlates to a diminishing in quality. When you eat in a seasonal, healthy way, you are providing your body with, in addition to vitamins, the best in minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals and antioxidants that food can offer. The body works with the changing of the seasons and this includes the way in which we eat.
- It does the earth good. When you are eating organic, seasonal produce that is grown locally you are cutting back on the amount of fossil fuels expended to get the produce to you. This helps the earth in various ways: erosion, emissions, etc. In addition, when you buy from a farmer that grows organically you are participating in a reduction of pesticides being leached into the earth. This benefits us health wise twofold. One, it helps with the health and longevity of the soil. Two, it helps with keeping our water sources clean.
- It lessens cravings for food that isn’t good for you. If you give yourself the chance of eating a diet that is filled with nourishing, whole food you will come to realize that your cravings for fast food as well as sweet and salty convenience items diminishes. The body will give you positive feedback with a dedication to this way of eating by feeling healthier, healing illnesses and looking more vibrant.
Kishana Sainte is devoted to inspiring sustainability and writes on health & lifestyle topics, including food & recipes, diet and fitness on behalf of MyDocHub.com, a trusted online patient recommendation and medical information website. For more information, please visit http://www.mydochub.com/