Alright so you’re looking for a way to live a little greener, eh?
Well why not start with the stuff that allows us to keep living in the first place?
That’s right, I’m talking about food.
It seems like sometimes we search and search for new, unique ways to live green and we forget about the most obvious way.
You might be asking, “what does it mean to eat greener?”.
What I mean by eating “greener” is to eat food that is organic.
But why is that important?
Organic means food that has been grown and/or produced without the use of hormones, pesticides, herbicides, etc.
If you’re a meat eater, this means it allows you to eat meat from an animal that was not pumped full of growth hormones so that it would produce more meat.
As far as fruits and veggies go, it means that the food was grown without being sprayed with chemicals that kill weeds and bugs.
I know some of you might be saying, “I’d love to buy organic food, but it’s so expensive”. Well hopefully, with the organic trend starting to take off, the prices will soon become cheaper…but until that time, just buy as much organic food as your budget will allow.
With every dollar that you spend on organic “green” food you are telling the food corporations and farmers that you value the purest form of food enough to pay the higher price. After all, it is the stuff that fuels the body and gives energy, so why not get the best quality “fuel” there is?
In addition, buying food that is grown without all those added chemicals will help keep your body healthier. Just think, if you really love food and eat organic, then with healthy eating you will live longer and be able to eat even more.
…and who doesn’t want to be able to eat more?
So do yourself and the environment a favor…buy organic.
Have you or anyone you know recently switched to buying some, if not all, organic food? If so, noticed any differences in your quality of life?
I’m an outdoorsy and recently graduated from college yogi. In the past few years I’ve learned lots of simple steps to becoming greener and have found living green to not only be rewarding, but easy. I hope to pass on some of these simple ideas to you too!