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organic foods and supplements

organic foods and supplements

by Lilly Sheperd lilly sheperd
Nutrition | Supplements | | Healthy Eating

Finding organic foods and healthy supplements can be a pain in a world full of commercially produced products that are made of subpar materials and pay no heed to the nutritional quality of the product. Indeed, for those who try to eat healthy and only place the most natural foods and supplements into their body, this is quite a conundrum to overcome. After all, if you cannot trust the food you place into your body, how are you supposed to build a healthy lifestyle?

Thankfully, there are options and methods to circumvent the average supermarket from becoming your only option for food. With stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joes in North America and the advent of farmers markets, a good and balanced assortment of quality foods can be found for anyone willing to put in a little extra effort.

The first component of finding the best organic foods and supplements is to have an idea of what you want to get. Research is key. Supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore it is very important to look online to determine whether a supplement company has reputable reviews and happy customers. Websites like provide testimonials and abundant information on the origin and production of their supplements and the same standard should be applied to any company you decide to purchase from.

A good tool to use on the internet are the plethora of bodybuilding websites which have enormous supplements and databases that provide reviews and often great discounts on supplements and vitamins. Be sure to search on the many forums and message boards associated with these sites in order to search for the specific questions you may have; often someone else has already asked the question and the answer is already on the website!

When shopping at healthy food store such as Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Sprouts or any markets in your area, be sure to keep your eye on the labels and read carefully. Some products may be billed as “all natural” but this may or may not mean it is organic! Often times, companies trying to trick lazy customers use those words and phrases to get people to simply put the product into their basket; studies have shown that once you put an object into your basket or cart you are much more likely to purchase it. Avoid this by carefully examining everything on a new product so you understand what it is made of. If you are uncertain, be willing to ask a knowledgeable store manager to help you understand the nutritional content stated on the labels.

Farmers markets are another great resource these days because they enable you to develop a relationship with the person who is actually growing the food you eat. This is an amazing way to truly connect with the food you eat and feel clean and good about the quality of your meals.

If you are one of the few intrepid individuals who would want to grow your own organic food, here is a great resource on how to learn to do just that in your home using minimal resources.

Good luck! Eating healthy is a tougher choice than eating junk food, but in the long run it is the best choice you could ever make for yourself. Start incorporating organic supplements into your diet right away!