In today’s day and age, it is vital that we understand where our food comes from. Understanding what the food you buy is and where it has come from is very important for your health as there are a lot of dangerous practices that can make even healthy food dangerous to eat. Fortunately, more and more people are realising this and now being more selective in the food that they consume.
“Understanding what the food
you buy is and where it has come from
is very important for your health.
There are a lot of dangerous practices
that can make even healthy food
dangerous to eat.”
Large food corporations will put all kinds of additives in food because it is cheap, easy and will keep people buying their food. However, these will be filled with sugar, fats and salts which are not good for your health. To avoid these, you should always check the ingredients lists and avoid processed foods where possible.
Instead, it is much better to buy food which is organic and fully traceable. By European law, organic food must meet strict rules, so you know that you are getting fresh, healthy food which is produced with natural fertilisers. Non-organic food, meanwhile, is made by spraying pesticides on crops to kill insects and weeds. These pesticides are absorbed by the plant and linger even after thorough washing.
It is unclear exactly how dangerous this is, but research shows that exposure to pesticides can cause damage to the brain and nervous system and even contribute to cancer. Fruit and vegetables are the staple of a healthy diet, so they should not be avoided, which is why it is important to know where they come from.
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Growing Your Own
Even better than buying organic fruit and veg is to grow your own so that you know exactly where it has come from. It is easy to be self-sufficient as there is a lot of helpful information on growing your own fruit and veg online, including what to grow in the winter months. Peas, asparagus, broad beans, garlic and onions are just a few examples of what you can grow over winter, but you will need to protect your crop from the elements with a Premier Polytunnel. In addition to knowing where the food has come from, growing your own fruit and veg can save you money on your groceries, encourage you to get outside and it is a very a rewarding activity.
Knowing exactly where your food has come from and how it has been handled is vital as there are so many tricks and shortcuts used by corporations and in agriculture. This is why it is important to always read the label, buy organic, grow your own and simply be more aware of what you are feeding yourself and your family.
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