Summer is coming to a close and stores everywhere are already showing signs of the holidays. As you plan your family get togethers and trips for the fall and winter months, consider opting for organic foods as opposed to your regular cuisine.
Although a little bit more expensive, organic foods were approved a handful of years ago by the FDA as being free of pesticides and other chemicals potentially harmful to the body. Lowering the level of pesticide residues inside of both yourself and your family members can lead to longevity and a lower risk of some common health issues such as cancer.
While some leading scientists are still attempting to dispute the actual benefits of organic foods over commercial grade, the facts are clear. Less pesticides means less risk to the body. And by boycotting such chemicals by abstaining from mainstream produce, you are cutting back on their success. This in turn can help to improve the quality and condition of the land in which our food is grown.
Organic foods are available in many varieties, especially in your favorite holiday fruits and vegetables such as green beans, yams, apples, carrots, and cranberries. You can also support the environment and quality of life for livestock by purchasing free range turkeys and hams.
Go organic this holiday season, and celebrate not just the holidays but a higher quality of life at the same time!
Another food for thought regarding the holidays:
Gift baskets with organic fruit and nuts, perhaps add some plants or flowers.
Healthy basket of organic pancake mix, brownie mix or cookie mix with cookie cutters.
A simple basket with organic hot chocolate mix, organic popcorn or organic chocolate.
Of course, these suggestions are off the top of my head, and I am sure others can think some more inviting organic gift baskets.
Baskets are a wonderful way to introduce family members to a healthier lifestyle, and it is done in a fun way.
Also, I would make some of the family's favorite recipes with organic ingredients. Then, they will learn that "organic" is not a weird or freaky term. They will either not notice, or they will think the recipes even more flavorful. Plus, I feel that organic is definitely the way to go with elderly or young people, those whose systems are challenged. They definitely don't need chemicals and hormones!