Good nutrition means your body is receiving the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that it needs to work its best.  Taking the time to be informed about the nutritional value of foods and ingredients will enable you to make healthier choices when you shop at the grocery store and your local farmer’s markets.

Proper nutrition has been known to have these positive effects:

  • Reduces the risk of some diseases, cancers, heart disease, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Lowers high cholesterol
  • Improves your ability to fight off illness
  • Increases your ability to recover from illness or injury
  • Experience increased energy levels

When you try to maintain healthy eating habits, your typical food choices might be vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and whole grains. However, as you explore the grocery store to purchase your food needs, you realize that there’s a wide range of selections, and they look equally enticing.

By deciding to head to the organic food section you can reduce the amount of chemicals in your diet, namely persistent pesticides, which are in the environment and can last for several years before breaking down.  The use of insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers, and weedkillers is strictly monitored in organic food production. Organic farming produces healthy food without the use of toxic pesticides.

Everyone wants to enjoy life by eating the abundance of delicious foods available to them. Taking care of your body can also be achieved when you make smart and informed choices that offer benefits to your health and well-being.