The two most common reasons why folks avoid shopping for buying local, Organic meat and veggies are because it is too expensive, and/or it takes too much effort.
I hear ya. Most of us grew up buying all of our food in one trip to the grocery store, and we are accustomed to being able to bargain shop fairly effectively. Today, often times the best prices on food can be found online, and groceries can be delivered right to your door without you leaving the house! Prioritizing local food purchasing can be tough
Why does buying local food matter? Does it really benefit my health that much? Does it really make that much of a difference?The answer that each of us honestly gives to those questions will dictate whether we are ready to prioritize buying locally produced food. It is usually more convenient to buy whatever we can find for the best price at the store, or even online and have delivered to our house. Changing habits to buy local food takes effort. And we only make lasting habit changes - especially ones that are less convenient - if we really believe something is worthwhile.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA Programs involve a farm selling a "share" of produce, meat, eggs, or other food products to a family for the season. This means that if you buy a CSA Share at a farm, they will now provide you with a share of the harvest throughout the season.
About 10.6 million women in our country are currently taking birth control pills for contraceptive purposes, and many are unaware of the potential negative health consequences. I was one of them until a year or two ago, when I learned that there are in fact many ways in which the pill can impact your nutrient status and overall health. I wrote this post to share with you my newfound knowledge and tips on how to best support your health while on the pill or while coming off of it.
A common question! Especially considering the ridiculous amount of labels to consider when it comes to buying eggs.
Before I dig into each one with you, I encourage you to read last week's post on the pros and cons of relying on food labels. It is very important to understand the limitations of food certification labels, and when the best times to rely on them is.
So let's dissect egg labels with a couple rules of thumb: