No matter what you’re feeding your family healthy food, with a budget makes it more difficult . Food manufacturers that produce affordable packaged foods generally include more GMOs and toxic ingredients in their formulations. Organic foods, from meat products, are the most expensive option. In a recent article, the author offers some guidelines for buying groceries on a tight budget.
It is recommended to start by identifying foods that are best avoided:
non-organic milk due to hormones and antibiotics, as well as OMG feed for animals
meat nonorganic because of hormones and antibiotics, as well as OMG feed for animals
anything containing corn, soybean or canola in any form, as it is almost certain to be OMG
anything with additives chemicals such as artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
anything that is likely to have bathed in pesticides
anything that contains neurotoxins like MSG, fluoride, or aspartame (along with other artificial sweeteners)
This is what you need to know about the chemistry behind these foods:
GMOs, or genetically modified foods have not been tested for their long-term affects on humans. But there is evidence in peer reviewed links with the growth of tumors grotesque, premature death, organ failure, kidney and liver damage, and severe allergic reactions studies.
livestock animals that provide meat or dairy products are often fed growth hormones, antibiotics and genetically modified foods. Growth hormones are known to cause characteristics of the opposite sex in developing children, precocious puberty, cancer and infertility. As we now know, the overuse of antibiotics is causing a life-threatening resistance.
When you look at the label to indicate the ingredients of a food and see additives, colors, flavors and preservatives, it is likely most of the actual nutrients are gone. These highly processed foodlike substances are very difficult for the body to destroy, and still are few nutrients are less bioavailable. Also often they cause allergic reactions, headaches, and have been implicated in ADD and ADHD.
Pesticides are widely used in conventional agriculture, and even the Agency for Environmental Protection recognizes that cause health problems. Warn of possible “birth defects, nerve damage, cancer and other effects that may occur over a long period of time.” Infants and young children are particularly at risk.
The water supply is loaded with fluoride, a neurotoxin implicated in lower IQs, infertility, cancer and hardening of the arteries. packaged foods in almost every store shelves season with MSG in one of its many names, and many low calorie foods and diet drinks are sweetened with aspartame. These are excitotoxins that can cause the death of brain cells, resulting in a diminished IQ, headaches, depression and seizures.
So what should you buy?
Buy no organic grains with few or no additives include wheat flour, brown rice, pasta, couscous, quinoa and barley.
If you can not afford to eat grass-fed organic beef, buying hormones and without antibiotics. The government does not allow the use of hormones in poultry or pork. The label “free field” is essentially meaningless.
Check local farmers and buy their eggs there. Meat substitutes meals with beans, eggs and hormone-free organic dairy products.
Fruits and vegetables that are safer to buy nonorganic are avocado, pineapple, mango, peas, asparagus, kiwi, cabbage, melon, watermelon, grapefruit, sweet potato and onion. Corn is safe in terms of pesticides, but almost all now grown from genetically modified seeds. Whole Foods Market guarantees its GMO maize is not. While this is not the place to shop on a budget, you may want to stop there just to pick some ears of corn for dinner.