We can all do our part to live a healthier and more organic lifestyle. Here is a great article written for us by our friend Jennifer Eastman.
Simple Ways To Start Living An Organic Lifestyle
The organic movement continues to grow in the UAE as a report notes that more organic farms have been certified in the country. Moreover, many supermarkets are now carrying organic food and other items due to customers’ increasing demands for organic products. Indeed, more individuals are choosing to live a healthier lifestyle by going organic, and while there is still room for improvement when it comes to organic products for babies and children, it’s evident that the organic movement is here to stay. If you have yet to start living a healthy lifestyle this year, here are a few simple ways to begin living organically.
Do some gardening
If you happen to have a garden or even a windowsill where you can place a pot or two, then you can start living an organic lifestyle by gardening this year. Try planting easy to grow vegetables like tomatoes and lettuce to save money on your grocery bill, minimize your pesticide exposure, and to spend time in the open air and sunshine, which is beneficial for your health. Even having indoor plants such as succulents in containers can help you live a healthier lifestyle. These plants can reduce pollution by giving off oxygen and reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. Find out how much time you’re able to spend caring for your veggies or plants and choose accordingly before working on a garden plot or starting a container garden.
Buy organic produce
Organic produce is healthier for you as it contains no pesticides or harmful growth hormones. It’s also better to use organic vegetables and fruits when you’re incorporating juicing into your diet so you can get the all the unique health benefits. Check out my friends over at Organic Press Juices. To build your organic food pantry, find a farm or farmer’s market and make sure to ask questions on how the food is grown. For prepared organic food, read the labels and see if it carries a certified organic seal.
Avoid personal care products that contain microbeads
You may love that squeaky-clean feeling that you get from using a face or body scrub, but commercially available scrubs, as well as some toothpaste, contain microbeads which can harm the environment. These tiny plastic spheres find their way into waterways after going down the drain, and these seemingly innocuous beads pollute the water and endanger marine life. Check if your toiletries or other personal care products contain microbeads and make the switch to organic products.
This year, start living a healthier lifestyle by going organic. Not only is it great for your well-being, but living an organic lifestyle also helps you do your part in caring for the environment.