How to Save Money on a High-Protein Organic Diet?
Have you been feeling down in the dumps lately? And in turn is this triggering stress and depression symptoms? Stress and fatigue have a lot to do with our well-being and though rare, it can sometimes even set off a condition called “myokymia,” which is also known as ‘twitching eye.’
Save Money on a High-Protein Diet
If this sounds familiar, it’s about time you seriously stop and look at the foods that you are eating. It may be adversely affecting both your well-being and happiness. Nutrition experts vouch on the fact that the foods you eat can help you feel better or worse — in the short and long-term.
So it’s about time you prioritized and do what’s good for you. And what better way to start this than by going organic!
Simply defined, organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. The soil on which food and fiber are grown relies on healthy rich soil that resists pests and diseases, but at the same time free from toxic and chemical uses. Instead, innovative practices that work with nature are used such as cover crop planting, crop rotation, beneficial insect release and also composting. In livestock products, the use of antibiotics and synthetic hormones are prohibited. The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is also prohibited in organic farming. In other words, going organic is good for you and for the earth too.
The High Protein Diet
However, with High Protein Diet food, prices can soar anywhere from 50 to 100% above the regular food that you get, and so it is good to know which ones will be the best buy for your money. Experts recommend that you make a chart where you list out the things you eat most often, and compare it with the “dirty dozen” produce that has the highest chemical residues.
Some produce that comes under the “dirty dozen” from conventional farming methods are peaches, bell peppers, celery, grapes etc. Chemicals used in these practices pose many risks to health, and in fact, almost 25% of the pesticides may be cancer-causing.
And though in practice, many factors determine our food preferences, we can work towards making healthier choices, one at a time. Nutrition need not be an all or none activity! The focus is to keep making better choices to make the diet a little better each time. At times raising a family on a budget can also be a challenge, where you’re caught up between doing the right thing and watching pennies. But looking beyond the price tag and considering the true value may help your conflicting mind.
If you can’t go all on junk food, follow what the experts say and get the best out of your organic food dollars. There’s one thing the experts all agree on regardless of whether you choose organic, locally grown or conventional foods. The important thing is to eat plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. The benefits of such a diet would far outweigh the potential risks and keep you living healthier, longer and happier.