Dear Friends,

Do you ever feel this way?

Organic is in fashion! But. Why is organic produce more expensive? Is it really worth the price? I can’t afford it…

The word “Organic” refers to the way farming produces our agricultural produce, using crop rotation in order to keep our soil in tip top shape to avoid elements that damage the earth and our health. It also reduces pollution. Instead of chemical fertilizers, organic farming will apply manure or compost to feed the plants and the earth. Synthetic versus natural? Organic farming uses natural pesticides instead of synthetics to control weeds and insects.

Check your labels for organic

Any product labeled as organic must be USDA certified. This means that it’s produced and processed according to the USDA standards. Although the seal is voluntary it is each time more common to see it displayed on labels.

Organic produce is healthier

Having higher levels of minerals and vitamins strengthen your family’s immune system. And, you better absorb that vitamin A, C, B or calcium than if you’d stuff down a bottle of supplements. That’s why we hardly get sick.

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What about taste?

Can you taste the difference between the “real deal” fresh locally grown produce and grocery purchased? We can. Fresh produce tastes like produce. That crispy kale tastes nutritious with that distinct flavor – just try it in the oven as a kale chip and let us know what you think!

Think seasonal

By purchasing what’s growing during that specific month or two, you can keep your budget under control. You support local produce while stimulating your creative genius in the kitchen!

Guess what we cooked for dinner last night?

Pasta salad with Swiss Chard – choose your favorite pasta, boil it “al dente” and add chopped tatsoi, beets, grapes and your own salad dressing (rice vinegar, olive oil and some fresh herbs.)

Share your Comments:

What are you doing to add more organic to your life?

About Debbie

Debbie Polisky, MS, MBA, CLT is a Bilingual Nutritionist, Zumba Instructor, Wellness Consultant and Adjunct Faculty who uses mind and body techniques, such as mindfulness, stress management, exercise, dance/zumba, yoga and nutrition to improve the lives of patients, students and the community. She has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field, in two countries, Argentina and in USA and in her two native languages, English and Spanish.

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