Thoughts about “eating local” from a nutrition specialist
Weight reduction is a combined effort of mind and body. If mind and body are one and truly in sync then there must be a direct correlation between mental and physical health. You may be thinking… ‘duh’? But, how do you really take information like this and put it into practice? For starters, you can begin getting mind and body healthy by sifting out some of the bad things you put in your body.
A good rule of thumb, when reading labels is, “if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it”. Honestly though if you don’t know what it is or where it came from how can you be certain that its good for you? Its probably not going to kill you, but rather than guessing when it comes you your health, its a better idea to know for sure.
From Mike Geary, certified nutrition specialist, CPT and author of best-seller: The Truth About Six Pack Abs:
1. Try to become a “locavore” as much as possible… if you can get local farm-fresh produce, that is the most environmentally and socially responsible, as well as healthy way to get your produce. Research if you have farmers markets and farm stands that might be in your area, or deliver to your area.
2. Try to choose organic foods as much as possible… but local food will many times trump organic food that had to travel thousands of miles to make it to you.
3. When choosing meat and eggs, try to choose grass-fed meats as much as possible, free range chicken, turkey, and pork raised in a humane manner, and eggs from hens that truly roam free outside instead of being confined to “chicken factories”. Many times, this means making the effort to seek out local farms or co-ops that deliver to urban areas.
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