Let’s talk about organic foods. When you think of eating organic, what comes to mind? For many individuals they think tasteless and/or expensive.
I personally prefer to eat organic whenever I can. I stay away from processed foods (for the most part) and I think it works wonders for my health and that of my husbands. A few weeks ago we had a couple of friends over our house for dinner. It was the day we got our crib (beyond hectic) so I didn’t have time to plan for dessert. But I thought, no worries, I have awesome organic cookies that I can offer, right? Wrong! When my girlfriend mentioned she wanted something sweet and I gave her my delicious cookies as an option her face initially lit up then turned to a look of disgust when she realized they were organic. I had two kinds. Organic Newman O’s (like oreos) and freshly baked cookies from the health food store (delish). She decided to try the Newman O’s and practically spit them out. Her reason? “I can taste the organicness!”. C'mon, really?!
So that made me think, why is there this idea that organic = tasteless? And I wonder how many people feel this way. I mean really, would you rather have a cookie sweetened with CORN SYRUP or one sweetened with good ol sugar? Would you prefer to eat something that has pesticides sprayed all over it or something pure - something that actually allows you to taste the true flavor that nature intended (not referring to cookies here)? If anything, the “organic-ness” she tasted was the lack of chemicals that we are all so sadly accustomed to. The stuff that we’ve tricked our minds into thinking is food for so long. I think that we (everyone) should rethink the way we view organic, natural or whole foods and retrain ourselves so we desire real food. Our children should learn to love the things that are good for them and that starts with us.
Think about it. Organic doesn’t have to mean tasteless because organic doesn’t mean fat free, sugar free or spice free. All it means is the absence of chemicals, pesticides, hormones etc. This makes food taste BETTER (that's my opinion atleast). So if you thought organic food just wasn’t for you, think again. We need food to survive yet sometimes, it’s food itself that’s killing us. We all need to step up to the plate and make decisions that are beneficial to our bodies and our families. Simply because, we all deserve it!
Below are some links with useful information:
What does Organic really mean? Find out here
For those on a tighter budget (like me) stick to the 12 least contaminated fruits and veggies when not buying organic
Five easy ways to go organic - Link
I love this Doctors take on why we should choose organic baby food