How to Start Eating Organic Food
When you make the change to an organic diet you will be eliminating unnecessary chemicals and pesticides in your food.
If you already have a cupboard full of normal food then making the switch to organic can seem overwhelming.
Here’s how you can make the transition from traditional foods to organic foods.
Inspect Your Refrigerator
The first thing that you will need to do is look in your fridge and other places that you store food to make sure that you have the space to store the produce. You will need to visit the store more often if you want organic fresh produce as they don’t last long. If you are not able to go to the store regularly then look for organic frozen fruit and vegetable.
Throw it Out
Throw away any rotten foods from your fridge so that you can make room for organic vegetables and fruit. Make a list of the items that you have thrown away and products that are getting low.
Buy the organic versions of any items that you threw away. Slowly replace all of your pantry staples with organic varieties. This allows you to avoid waste because you won’t be throwing out regular items and aids in your financial commitment to going organic.
Change to organic produce that have thin skins or items that can be eaten without peeling like apples, berries, bell peppers, potatoes, celery, greens and peaches. If you are not able to immediately switch to organic then you should wait on foods that require peeling like mangos, bananas, avocado, melons and pineapples.
The next item that you need to switch is your diary products like milk. Organic dairy products do not contain antibiotics, hormones and pesticides. Organic milk is more expensive, but is worth it in the long run.
You will need to buy hormone free eggs and meat. Organic meat is one of the more expensive organic switches.
As they fit into your budget, you should buy organic seasonings, condiments and other flavorings.
When you are making the switch to organic foods, it is a good idea to shop around. Visit your local store, find out if there are any farmers markets in your area or you could start your own veggie garden.