We have all heard the sayings, “You are what you think about most of the time” and “We are what we eat.” Let us take these sayings and practice them beneficially in our lives to be the best version of ourselves.
It all starts with a simple concept:
- Put clean, pure, quality, organic food into your mouth
- Use organic products on your body
- Use plant-based cleaning supplies in your home
How do we feed our cells so that they receive the highest possible nutrition, which helps them remain full of vitality and maintain their optimum function? Choose organic food to avoid excessive intake of toxic pesticides and herbicides.
Organic produce starts with the number nine on the sticker. Organically-raised food has higher levels of health-promoting phytonutrients and many vitamins and minerals. Organic vegetables and fruits support sustainability for the environment and family farming. Most of our grocery stores now offer organic food.
Start reading the labels of what is in our food. A good rule of thumb is: Let us only put into our mouths the foods
with ingredients we can pronounce and which we actually know what they are. USDA organic certifies certain standards of producing food. They describe how farmers shall treat the soil naturally, grow their crops avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and raise animals in living conditions accommodating their natural behaviors, such as grazing in pastures.
Eating organically may be more expensive. However, staying in good health with a clear and focused mind is far more valuable and saves on long-term medical costs. Our goal is to eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits supporting the body’s requirements of vitamins and minerals.
Rinsing produce in cold running water and then removing the skin also aids in eliminating toxic residues on conventional produce. Adding good fatty acids high in Omega 3, 6, and 9, as well as reducing carbohydrates, helps our brain to function at a maximum level with increased focus. Good healthy fats also aid in maintaining many body functions.
Our skin is the largest organ we have and it can absorb what we put on it. This is why it is so important to be aware of what we apply to our skin. Let us go through all the beauty and cleaning products we use throughout the day and make sure they serve our body and well-being:
- Creams & lotions
- Shower gel
- Laundry detergent
- Hand soap
- Cleaning products
The list continues with all the products in our bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and the rest of our home. Let us use products that are beneficial, healthy, natural, and organic.
Once we begin to monitor what goes into our body, we can take the next step to being aware of how waste leaves. Let us focus on maintaining a healthy mind and body!