if you are on a budget, do not be discouraged from doing your best version of The Whole 30. if you are looking to improve your health and break your dependance on Big Food and the lies they sell under the heading of “food”; you can make smart economical purchases which will be better than the processed American diet you are currently consuming. i am going to talk briefly about the nutritional boost of organic meats and vegetables so that you can easily digest the benefits and consider making organic a long term goal. i am also going to tell you how to work with a limited budget and make the smartest most economical choices for your budget.
first let’s talk about meats. Whole 30 recommends a varied diet of meats including fish, foul, and other meats. animals raised in a natural or organic state are allowed to roam a bit and eat what they would naturally eat for food, which leads to optimal health of the animal and optimal nutrition for you. industrial raised animals are kept in close, miserable, and filthy environments and fed a diet that is not natural to their bodies; this leads to susceptibility to disease, which is why they are pumped full of antibiotics. Are the most interesting facts in this book that I was completely unaware of is that most of the toxins in an industrial raised animals is stored in the fat. So if you cannot afford to go organic, Choose the best cuts that you can and then cut all the fat off to avoid a lot of the toxicity.
Let's talk about vegetables, I learned something that was completely new to me so maybe it will be new to you as well. This book takes into if accounts that many people cannot afford to go organic so what they suggest is to buy fruits and vegetables in the smartest way you can. Fruits and vegetables that can be peeled do not need to be organic as you're are taking the skin off. They recommend buying fruits and vegetables that can be peeled from the regular side of the store, and anything that cannot be peeled from the organic section. But there is also a website that takes this theory a little bit deeper and gets very specific that you can visit and make your smartest choices. They rank the dirtiest vegetables to the cleanest vegetables. So until you can afford organic, you can make save smart choices right now that you can afford! The website is the Environmental Working Group at www.ew.org/foodnews