Environment-Friendly Eating Tips

Environment Friendly Eating Tips

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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!

Shop Local

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

25 Replies to "Environment-Friendly Eating Tips"

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    Deborah
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    February 10, 2015 (8:03 am)

    I do eat raw foods often and I hope to be able to grow my own veggies at some point. I am not a green thumb! Good tips
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    Kate
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    February 10, 2015 (8:49 am)

    I’m excited to put in a garden this summer! I also love shopping at local farmer’s markets in season.
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    GiGi Eats
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    February 10, 2015 (8:51 am)

    One day I will grow some of my own food. When I was little we had a HUGE garden and it was so cool to pick and eat the foods from it…. One day, one day this will happen again! 😉
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    Cassi
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    February 10, 2015 (8:52 am)

    I enjoy growing my own food. Last year was weird though with several things having a bitter taste.
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    Elle
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    February 10, 2015 (9:28 am)

    We do grow tomatoes and herbs on our balcony and I love to shop the local farmer’s markets here too.
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    Nicole
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    February 10, 2015 (10:23 am)

    Great tips! I’m excited for the day I can have a little garden and grow my own fruits and veggies 🙂
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      Diatta
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      February 10, 2015 (1:23 pm)

      I keep one on my porch protecting my food from the little woodland creatures.

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    Stephanie (
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    February 10, 2015 (11:10 am)

    Great tips! We’ll be growing as much of our own produce as possible this summer and signing up for a produce share with the local farmers in the community. Support local!
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    RFC
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    February 10, 2015 (12:16 pm)

    These are really great tips! It scares and overwhelms me to think about where my food has been/what it has touched. In the summer here in Vermont it’s really easy to get local, fresh produce but during the winter…not so much!
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    Heather
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    February 10, 2015 (2:51 pm)

    Great tips! I always try to eat local first, organic second then the rest. I also shop at the local farmers market april-december (nothing much grows between jan and april here in tennessee) to eat seasonally as well
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      Diatta
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      February 10, 2015 (2:56 pm)

      Heather isn’t the farmers market the best? I love going to the one around here.

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    Kathryn
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    February 10, 2015 (5:29 pm)

    Not only is eating raw foods and local foods environmentally friendly, its also healthier for you too.
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      Diatta
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      February 10, 2015 (5:56 pm)

      You got that right Kathryn.

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    Janelle
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    February 11, 2015 (6:45 am)

    I’m big on being environmentally friendly. We shop local (can’t wait for our farm share to start up!), and are hoping to grow our own food this summer. You can really taste the difference! #wowlinkup
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    Rachel February 11, 2015 (7:00 am)

    Great post! 🙂 I love recycling and shopping local. 😉 I can not wait till spring 😉
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    Julie
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    February 11, 2015 (7:43 am)

    I am all about growing a garden in the spring. It is one of my favorite things all year!
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    Annmarie
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    February 11, 2015 (9:34 am)

    One of my goals for this summer or next is to start a garden. My parent’s grew their own veggies when I was growing up so I kinda know what to do….it’s just finding the time to do it 😛
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    Patty
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    February 11, 2015 (10:49 am)

    great tips! I’ve been trying ot eat more raw veggies recently. I haven’t gone 100% vegetarian but am trying to limit my meat intake to only 2-3 times a week. It’s actually been easier than I thought it would be!
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    Catherine
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    February 11, 2015 (10:53 am)

    Great tips here! You are making me miss the days we were CSA members. Even though I hadn’t tried a lot of the veggies in my box before, when they were fresh off the farm they tasted SO good! MMMmmmm #wowlinkup
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    Margo
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    February 11, 2015 (1:07 pm)

    Great tips here!!!
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    Susie
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    February 11, 2015 (1:39 pm)

    Considering I have a black thumb it seems, I have to be good about shopping local. And also about making sure to recycle!
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      Diatta
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      February 11, 2015 (1:50 pm)

      We recycle.

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    AJ
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    February 11, 2015 (10:02 pm)

    I love shopping local 🙂 Unfortunately I am not in CA anymore and the winter here can make it more difficult to stick to buying local everything. I can’t wait until spring though! And recycling out here is SO difficult as well. I honestly don’t know HOW to recycle anything other than cans here (in other states we have lived, we had a recycling can that we put out with the trash, so it was super easy!)
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    Aimee
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    February 11, 2015 (10:19 pm)

    I’ve used all 4 of these tips in the past, but my favorite is growing my own! I love having my kids outside with me in the summer as we work together in the garden. It provides so many teachable moments where I can share my love of healthy eating with them, and helps them to understand the difference between natural and processed foods. I’ve told them that if we can’t grow it in the garden, don’t expect me to buy it at the store. 🙂 #wowlinkup
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    Jasmine
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    February 12, 2015 (3:19 pm)

    I’m looking to invest in a lettuce tower! The costs I cut from no longer buying greens would be tremendous with that thing!

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