Organic food is the healthiest and best option for everyone, for the environment and wildlife we share it with, and the people who farm and handle the food, and for you:
why load your body with more toxins than you have to?
In this age we are all consuming so many pollutants in so many ways, which is very detrimental to our health. Food is a cleansing nutritional medicine, it has a big impact on our current and future health. Organic food is the best that you can offer your body, as well as the most flavoursome. Be as mindful as you can about what you consume and where it has come from. What you do makes a difference, to yourself, and to others.
I use a combination of online retailers such as buywholefoodsonline.co.uk or realfoods.co.uk which have very good prices for organic goods, and my local health food shop, which also has very good prices on many things especially those they buy in bulk, and always puts things at as lowest price as they can. In the nearest city, Manchester, there are co-ops, really great places to shop, such as Unicorn, which also have wonderful produce, a great ethic and very reasonable prices. They’re fantastic places because you know your money is well spent and you are feeding yourselves goodness and spreading the love around the planet too and your locality.
There are organic box schemes just about everywhere these days in the UK, reasonably priced compared to bland, plastic wrapped supermarket fruit and veg, which is unethically sourced and transported unnecessarily, taxing the environment with more pollutants. Break free of contributing to that negativity as much as you can, and enjoy your food in tune with seasons and locally grown. It will taste so much better, and you will feel so much more appreciative of and in touch with the food you eat. My organic fruit and veg box has completely changed my life, it’s been so incredible. It has opened up a whole world of wonderful plant-based food within the restrictions of my specialist anti-inflammatory diet, and brought us in touch with seasonal eating. I really am so in awe of these fruit and vegetables, they nurture me in so many ways, and The Wholefood Rainbow is really all about that relationship ♥
Our fruit and veg box comes weekly for £10 (£15 for a larger box) from Mossley Organic and Fine Foods, a fairly local firm, and that is more than enough for Dan and I for a week, that’s less than we would spend at the supermarket and it’s such incredible produce. We can see what is local and what is imported, and choose what is in our box every week. Look into what there is available around you, and shop about for the best price. We do still pick up bits and bobs like lemons, garlic and the odd thing, but it makes life much easier and more enjoyable too.
If you can’t eat all organic, don’t worry too much, just do what you can. Learn about the most toxic foods and try to avoid eating them when you can. Most often this is the fruit and vegetables with the softest membranes, but also apples and carrots. See links below for more information.