Choosing Organic Food
Pregnancy is the perfect time to eat organic foods. This is to ensure that you get a safe and well-balanced diet you need and that your unborn child will not show any side effects brought about by non-organic foods that are altered through bioengineering and has been laden with artificial hormones and toxic chemicals.
You might ask. Is it worth spending extra money on buying organic foods? Which organic food products should I include in my priority list?
According to recent studies, organic food products have more nutrient content than non-organic ones. It means that you can be sure that you’re getting the recommended dietary allowances that are critical for a pregnant woman’s overall well-being and for the baby’s optimum development. And since organic foods do not require the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, you encourage the implementation of organic farming which is very environmentally-friendly. It is a win-win situation. You strive to maintain your baby’s safety and health and make sure that the place he or she will grow up to is a better and cleaner place to live in.
Here are some of the food products that you should buy in their organic form from your supermarket or grocery store:
- Meat, Poultry, and Fish Products. If you love the steak, buy organic beef that came from grass-fed, organically raised cattle. Choose pork, chicken, and fish meat that came from local farms where there is no history of using growth enhancers and additives. Always opt for a skinless or fatless meat version just to make sure you don’t ingest the chemicals which are usually retained in these meat parts.
- Milk and Dairy Products. Milk should also come from grass-fed, organically raised cattle which do not take any antibiotics, additives, and artificial hormones. Take extra precaution in the preparation and cooking of eggs, pasteurized cheese, and other dairies because you can never be 100% sure that they will not give your unborn baby listeria bacteria.
- Fresh Produce. Some of the most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables include potatoes, apples, grapes, and lettuce. So, start avoiding the conventional versions of these produce.
- Grains. Although non-organic grains contain little pesticide residue, it is still better to buy the organic version of your rice, wheat flour, and cornmeal.
God’s gift to parents should only receive the best kind of nutrition that they can have. So don’t hesitate in switching to organic foods. And you’ll be saving earth at the same time. Sounds like a great deal, right?