Posts Tagged ‘health’

Real Grocery Talk

By RaddestMom

Let’s be honest…real, organic, whole foods are just as expensive as packaged meals if you break it down. A box of cereal is around 4 dollars (maybe more). What you get out of that 4 dollars is corn syrup coated corn particles, as well as a ton of other chemicals your body rejects.

Most of these cereals contain GMO ingredients

Most of these cereals contain GMO ingredients

A quick, easy, and much cheaper form of breakfast would be things like: eggs, oatmeal (organic whole oats), peanut butter on gluten free toast, toast & jam, etc.  So, when you buy groceries, stay on the outer edges of the store where all of the produce, eggs, milk, & meats are. You really don’t need to go to the inner aisles unless you need something like gluten free pasta, or gluten free bread. Stay away from things that are labeled “all natural”, but not “organic”. Saying something is all natural is like a fart in the wind. It has turned into a word game. Companies are allowed to get away with murder by adjusting a few simple words on their labeling.

Companies that write "all natural" all over their clearly unnatural products are scamming customers into thinking they're purchasing something healthier & superior to other products when really, it's the same exact thing.

Companies that write “all natural” all over their clearly unnatural products are scamming customers into thinking they’re purchasing something healthier & superior to other products when really, it’s the same exact thing.

Here is a guide to buying groceries:

Your groceries should be 60% fresh fruits and vegetables to eat raw or cook with, 20% organic free range eggs, chicken, and other meats, 10% dairy or dairy free equivalents, and 10% packaged foods like noodles, bread, spices, teas, and stocks. Stay away from things like frozen meals, bottled salad dressings, pre-cut carrots, pasteurized juices, gatorade, frozen fries, toaster strudel, etc. Don’t be afraid to buy new vegetables. My suggestion is to buy several things you’ve never cooked before, then go home and google how to cook them! It can be a lot of fun, and it broadens your options of what to eat. Also, buying lots of meat at once and freezing it is the best way to ensure you ALWAYS have something to cook!

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Xo

Lisa O

An Easy Way to Drink More Water

By RaddestMom

When life gives you water, turn it into lemonade! I find it really hard to drink plain old water during the day, so in order to get a good amount of H2o in my body daily, I make this!

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It takes 2 minutes to make, and you can do it with or without the fruit. I’m not really a fan of the flavor of Stevia, but in lemonade, I don’t mind it at all. Do not use any other sweetener than Stevia, unless you don’t care about sugar, then use honey. Bottoms up!

XO

Lisa O

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