Why Healthy Food Gifts?
Did you know the average conventionally grown apple contains over 30 pesticides? Yep! Some of us thought that washing and peeling completely rids the contaminants... That is not true.
WOW! If that does not compel every person to ponder about our eating habits and every morsel we deposit within our bod, we don't know what will.
Consider this...Organic Food contains approximately 50% more minerals, vitamins and nutrients than conventionally grown food. And it tastes better! In today's market, millions of consumers are currently purchasing some sort of organic product. We are what we eat and drink and there is no getting around that fact. So why not choose better in order to be well and stay well.
Organic Natural Gift Guide will direct you to wonderful Healthy Food Gifts and Ideas. We are proud to display the best in Organic Snacks, Organic Mixes, Healthy Salt, Organic Herbs & Spices and Edible Christmas Gifts as well as Healthy Gift Baskets, Holiday Cookie Gifts, Organic Fruit Baskets, Gift Baskets for Teens, Homemade Gift Baskets and other Family Gift Ideas. Please be patient...Our Healthy Food Gifts list is continually a work in progress.
However, if Organic Food is too costly for your budget, as it is many...try natural foods. Or, just purchase the organic foods that will benefit you and you family right now, today. For example...purchase organic butter, organic popcorn and organic peaches. Organic butters are free of the potentially dangerous antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticides. And, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA's) list of most contaminated food, conventional non-organic popcorn is one of top ten foods containing toxic pesticides and chemicals. Peaches, unfortunately, have been placed as number two on the shopper's guide to pesticides. This is alarming...We, as consumers, deserve to understand our risk to the foods we ingest. Therefore, we urge you to take heed while considering your gift choices pertaining to Healthy Food Gifts.
Do You Need Assistance?
We are here to do just that! For those of you who want to start slow and choose well, favor products that yield low exposure to contaminants. Take a peek. Here we have listed the EWG's so called "Dirty Dozen". These are the 12 most contaminated conventionally farmed fruits and veggies. All containing 47 to 67 pesticides per serving after high pressure washing (according to EWG). More importantly, we have also listed the "Clean Fifteen". These contain the least amounts of pesticides. We hope this information will assist you in purchasing the less contaminated grocery thus reducing your families exposure to pesticides. Keep this list handy the next time you head out to shop in the produce department.
The Dirty Dozen
Apples, Celery, Sweet Bell Peppers, Peaches, Strawberries, Nectarines (imported), grapes, Spinach, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Blueberries (domestic) & Potatoes.
The Clean Fifteen
Onions, Sweet Corn, Pineapples, Avocado, Cabbage, Sweet Peas, Asparagus, Mangos, Eggplant, Kiwi, Cantaloupe (domestic), Sweet Potatoes, Grapefruit, Watermelon & Mushrooms.
You may also want to search for local farm markets...just another way to benefit from healthy fresh produce. For local farm market communities in your area, visit Local Farm Markets.
Remember We Mentioned Natural Foods?
These are foods that are minimally processed and do not contain food ingredients of refined sugars, milled grains, refined flours, hydrogenated oils, food coloring, flavorings or sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup (corn sugar), etc. Instead of white sugar on the label you will read stevia, agave syrup, maple syrup, sucanat or raw honey. In place of table salt or salt you will read sea salt. Believe it or not, some Natural foods are actually grown using organic standards. Look around...Don't be surprised to see Certified Naturally Grown labels.
GNG is a non-profit alternative certification program conformed for small-scale farmers using natural methods of growing. You can discover CNG farmers in you area by visiting Naturally Grown Farms. Although we do realize that Natural Foods are not all organic, they certainly are a better option than the conventional alternatives.
So you see...Great Healthy Food Gifts are not out of your reach. In fact, anyone can benefit from useful, practical, meaningful gift ideas pertaining to food. And they are perfect for every budget...plus you have to love the fact that you are supporting organic farming practices and those who care about rebuilding the soil!
Healthy Food Gifts are wonderful...Observe and uncover great Earth Friendly Gifts
and Family Gift Ideas for any occasion...Organic Snack Gifts, Organic Mixes, Healthy Nuts and more. We invite you to browse through our gift selections of Organic Natural Grains, Pastas, Snacks, Mixes, Gift Baskets, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Syrups, Organic Preserves & Spreads, Nut Butters, Condiments, Gourmet Foods, etc. All are Organic/Natural Foods that are excellent for you, that special someone and the environment. As we say...Clean and green.
Your gift recipient will love savory nutrient rich gifts sent by you. Plus, you will have peace of mind believing that you are giving green gifts that are practical and abundant in more ways than one. You can never go wrong choosing wholesome Healthy Food Gifts utilizing meaningful gift ideas...Happy Food Giving!
Please be Patient...Healthy Food Gifts Coming Soon!