Thursday, May 3, 2012

Shopping for Organic Foods

On a recent trip to my local grocery store I was able to find Organics in almost everything.  This was not a health food store, but my normal neighborhood market.  Do organic products usually cost a little more, Yes... However, I found for many products they were the same price.  I found organic whole grain cereals for only $2.99 a box.  They use vitamin E as the preservative.  Amazing when we realize that there are actually natural ingredients that can be used as preservatives, instead of the chemical crud they put in most packaged food.  

I do my regular grocery shopping at a store called Stater Brothers.  They are a Southern California grocery chain.  They have a full line of organics, brand name "Full Circle".  I have found that these organic foods cost pretty much the same as other junk products, yet their ingredients are so much better.  I have been very happy with all of the organic items I have tried.   

My favorite organic foods of all is organic fruits and vegetables!  Yum :)  They taste so so much better when they are not messed with.  No chemical fertilizers or bug poisons have been used on them.  They are locally grown and picked at the appropriate time for eating.  Did you know that most grocery store fruits are picked way before they are ready.  Then they are shipped from other countries and they are refrigerated so they won't ripen, and then they are put into special gas rooms to ripen when the store wants to rush them to be ready for the consumer.. That is just nasty.  Did you ever wonder why that plum or peach was nothing but mush and had very little taste?  That is why!!!  If you buy organics or at least locally grown, you get fresher tastier produce every time!


Organic chicken is fed an organic vegetarian diet.  There are no hormones or antibiotics injected into the birds.  The meat is fresh and natural from free range birds.  This is the way all meats should be!!!




Organic salad dressings ran about $5 each... but when you read the ingredients, they are worth the extra!



Organic ketchup.  Made with ingredients like organic tomatoes, vinegar and organic raw cane sugar... and it tastes so much better than the junk brands of ketchup!!!


More and more companies are becoming aware of the importance of good nutrition.  Many stores are carrying more products for the consumer who wants to eat healthy.  However, you must still read labels.  Just because something says it is natural, you can't always believe it.  Read the ingredients and know what you are putting into your body!  If you don't know what an ingredient is, look it up on Wikipedia.  It will tell you flat out what it is.  Odds are, if you don't recognize an ingredient, it usually is not good for you!

Until next time,
Healthy eating!


Diana

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