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Are you sick of all the chemicals they load your food with? Do you want to eat clean food? Have you made up your mind to start eating environment-friendly? It is a tough and long process, which requires lots of research, preparation and perseverance. There are loads of things to consider in order to become more eco-friendly when it comes to your food. If you’re really determined to make the switch to healthier eating, be sure to take a look at our environment-friendly eating tips, which we have provided below. Better get informed than be kept in the dark. Read along.
Opt For Food in Season
It’s the modern age and there’s a wide selection of goods and commodities worldwide. You can buy anything at the store, as long as you have enough money. If a given item is not available in your country, you can buy it online and have it shipped to your home almost in a flash, no matter the season. However, when it comes to food, it’s better to eat in season. Don’t buy summer fruits in the middle of winter, and vice versa. In other words, it’s not a good idea to buy peaches in mid-December if you live in the Northern hemisphere. Instead choose food which is grown at that time. It’s also true that there is not a wide array of options. But you can buy citrus fruits such as pomelo, oranges, lemons, bananas, pineapple, etc.
Eat Raw Food
Instead of sautéing or boiling your produce, eat it raw. Put another way, eat unprocessed, uncooked foods if that’s possible. This includes fruits and some vegetables, such as peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, etc. Apart from this, some people try eating raw eggs, dairy products and fish. However, it is wise to be careful when shopping. Make sure you choose manufacturers you trust.
Choosing raw foods over processed ones has a couple of advantages. First off, raw produce is rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, which are reduced by half after food is cooked. Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, you probably are aware that some vitamins are liable to heat. Which is why a boiled carrot will not be as vitamin-rich as a raw one. Hence, you should include more unprocessed foods in your daily meals.
Second, by choosing not to cook your produce, you will save energy, which is necessary to power your kitchen appliances. Hence, you will not harm the environment.
Grow Your Own Food
There is nothing better than producing your own food. You know what’s in it, you know you never treated it with pesticides and that its qualitative characteristics and nutritional value are unspoiled. You should definitely grow your own food if you want to eat clean food. That’s a great way to go. There is a reason why so many people question the quality of boxed food sold at shops. This food is as artificial as Kim Kardashian’s false eyelashes. It’s loaded with chemicals to keep it fresh and edible for a long time. Just take a look at the label. If it’s 2014 now and the label says this product is eatable until December 31st, 2015, it’s indicative that it contains chemicals to do the trick. It’s also a sign you shouldn’t eat it!
Buying local means that the food will need to travel a smaller distance to get to you than that of food bought international. Give some thought to it.
Other ways of environment-friendly eating are eating less meat to reduce its impact on nature and also the number of animals that get killed; preserving foods; going organic, clean food; shopping different. We hope you find these tips useful and that you try some of them, if not all. Good luck on your new adventure!
The article is contributed by Highbury DomesticCleaners