You may have heard in the news a lot lately about living an organic lifestyle. There is proven studies that show there are a lot of harmful chemicals used in many different industries that can affect our health in both the long term and short term. All of the news stories can be taken however you wish, but is it worth the gamble? Below is some areas of your home that can use an organic facelift to put you in the right direction to living a healthier lifestyle for you and your family.
One of the main areas of concern when it comes to toxic chemicals entering our body is with the food you eat. Most people have heard of the “dirty dozen” which is basically the top 12 foods that should be bought organic. These are Celery, Peaches, Strawberries, Apples, Domestic Blueberries, Nectarines, Sweet Bell Peppers, Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens, Cherries, Potatoes, Imported Grapes, and Lettuce. The “clean fifteen” also references the top 15 foods that are the cleanest. These include Onions, Avocados, Sweet Corn, Pineapples, Mango, Sweet Peas, Asparagus, Kiwi Fruit, Cabbage, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Sweet Potatoes, and Sweet Onions. Some complain that organic is more expensive and not easy on your wallet. This is the case so if your budget is an issue than it is best to pick and choose which products are more important to buy organic. For example, an item in the dirty dozen should always be bought organic but don’t buy organic for other products.
The chemicals found in your household cleaning products can be very harsh. Bleaches and such can be harmful. There are a lot of “clean” and organic options available in this area. They can be found in either the organic or cleaning section of your local grocery store. A lot of essential oils that are all natural have been found to be just as effective without the harmful effects on your body and health. These products are also multi-purpose so you can save some money in that aspect.
It is a known fact that there are many things that are banned in other countries that are not banned in the United States. A lot of these chemicals can be found in your beauty products and therefore are entering your system. Once again it is best to ditch your normal beauty routine for an organic one. There are many apps and websites that provide information on existing products and their cleanliness. Just look up what you have or want to get to see if it is safe.
No matter what, every individual cares about their health and wellbeing as well as their family’s. It is best to look into your food, cleaning products and beauty products to see if you can introduce more safer options in your life.