How to adopt an organic diet every day

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Why choose an organic diet

Organic food, also called organic food, consists of consuming products from organic farming, that is to say produced without pesticides, chemical fertilizers or GMOs. It has many benefits, both for our health and for the environment of South Carolina.

First of all, organic foods are richer in nutrients and taste because they are grown naturally and without chemicals. Then, they are better for our health. In fact, they do not contain toxic residues. Finally, organic farming is more environmentally friendly. It preserves biodiversity, soil and water resources.

Tips for adopting an organic diet on a daily basis

Adopting an organic diet can seem difficult and expensive. Thanks to some simple tips, you can gradually integrate organic products into your daily diet.

1. Start with fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are the foods most exposed to pesticides, choose them organically. To do this, you can go to organic markets, AMAP (Association for the Maintenance of Peasant Agriculture) or even specialized stores. If you don’t have access to these places, choose seasonal fruits and vegetables, they will be fresher and therefore richer in nutrients.

2. Opt for processed organic products

More and more processed products are available in organic versions, such as cereals, pasta, biscuits, etc. Read the labels carefully to check the organic certification. Furthermore, choose products with as few ingredients as possible.

3. Prefer organic meat and fish

Organic meat and fish come from animals raised outdoors, fed with organic food and without antibiotics. They are therefore healthier and more respectful of animal welfare. You can find them in organic stores, from local producers or even in restaurants that offer organic dishes.

4. Choose ecological cleaning products

Adopting an organic diet is not limited to our plate. Also opt for ecological cleaning products to avoid the use of chemicals that would require dumpster rentals to be discarded. These are harmful to our health and the environment. You can easily find organic cleaning products in specialized stores or online.

Mistakes to avoid

When you want to adopt an organic diet, here is a list of pitfalls to avoid.

1. So-called natural products

Be careful of products labeled natural which are not necessarily organic, so pay attention to the labels. To be sure you are consuming organic products, check for the presence of an organic certification label on the packaging.

2. Processed foods that are too fatty or sugary

Some processed organic products are high in fat or sugar, so read labels carefully to avoid excess. It can be fastidious, but it is for your own good!

3. Products imported from the other side of the world

Favor local products to avoid the carbon footprint linked to transport. In addition, by purchasing directly from local producers, you promote a fairer and more sustainable economy.

Contrary to popular belief, adopting an organic diet on a daily basis is not that difficult. By following the above simple tips, you can gradually integrate organic products into your diet and thus benefit from its many benefits for your health and the environment of SC. Note that every little gesture counts to preserve our planet.