The food we eat and our health have an undeniable connection. On occasions though this relationship can become complicated and somewhat confusing. The confusion may be a result of the constant media coverage of fast foods and other unhealthy alternatives. However, there is one thing you can be sure of when it comes to attaining optimal health and that is choosing sustainable food is the best thing for your health. You will be on the right path when you make the much-needed connection between your health and sustainable living.
The growing awareness of raising organic foods in an ethical and ecologically responsible manner to incorporate in your daily lifestyle. Sustainable agriculture is the change of the day. Sustainable agriculture employs practices that provide fair treatment to workers, are humane to farm animals, safeguard human health, and protect the environment.
Eating food grown or raised according to these principles is what eating sustainably essentially means.There are countless benefits of eating sustainably including the potential to increase consumption of certain nutrients and antioxidants and decreasing exposure to harmful substances such as unhealthful food additives, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and pesticides.
The holiday season is when sustainable thinking is definitely the mindset one should have. There are many people that purchase impulsively when shopping for holiday meals and get-togethers. Often, they end up regretting as a lot of food goes to waste. In order to figure out exactly what you’re going to need and to only buy what you’re actually going to use, plan your meals beforehand. This will help prevent the food from going to waste.
Additionally, learn to purchase in bulk. Such a practice is economical as buying in bulk costs less and also lowers your travel cost by reducing the frequency of your visits to the local store.The sustainable benefit of this is lesser carbon footprint and fewer bags to dispose.
You will also be supporting a more environmentally and socially responsible food system by eating sustainably. This makes it a win-win situation for the earth, its inhabitants and the entire ecosystem!