At Spotya.com, Payday Loans and Cash Advances are at the core of what we do. We are here to support our present and future customers if ever in a short term financial jam. Our purpose goes deeper than just providing online payday loans or cash advances. Our office has a passion for good health and we want to extend that passion to not only our customer but anyone that desires a healthy life style. We also understand that good health can come at a monetary price, so finding ways to fit healthy food costs into an everyday budget is a mission not only for our staff but for anyone who wants to maintain a healthy budget and lifestyle as well.
Promoting a good working budget does help with cutting back on unnecessary expenses, but when it comes to groceries and your health, you do not want a low budget geared to unhealthy food. Some people are looking to eat more safely with less pesticides or other chemicals, choosing foods according to ecologic concerns, or simply for good health reasons, creating a desire for fresher and less processed foods.
It is possible to eat healthy and even organic if you shop in the right places. As with buying any food, you will want to buy what you will eat in order to lessen the food waste. Because the word “organic” is known to be pricey it is too often ignored by those on a low food budget. When you are budgeting money, somethings will go hand and hand. Feed your bodies with healthy food to help maintain your overall health. It is your preventative measures to keep the doctor’s bills from piling up.
Organic food is usually more expensive because of the extra labor which goes into the growing process without pesticides. The crop yield is not as abundant and therefore the price goes up. So how can you stay within your budget and purchase these foods?
For starters, try to stay away from the larger chain stores who focus on organic products. Their prices are usually more expensive than other markets. You can buy organic in your local grocery store, but the best price will be at any market which sells local fresh produce. Farmer’s markets will sell these products, and buying at the end of the day may get you the lowest cost as farmers are trying to get rid of their items. Buying local will also extend the shelf life of the foods. These items from local markets have not been sitting in warehouses or in the backs of trucks through the normal delivery process. Your fresh fruits and vegetables will last longer in your refrigerator and give you more time to use products that you may have bought in bulk.
When organic fruits and vegetable are not readily available to you or your budget just cannot handle spending a few cents more for these items, do not stop buying fresh produce. To help balance out the health benefits, keep those products in your diet but reduce the risk of pesticides by:
Wash and scrub the produce under running water for at least 30 seconds. Soaking does not get built up residue off.
Whenever possible, peel the skin.
Throw away the outer leaves on leafy vegetables.
Trim fat from meats and with chicken, take off the skin as well. Skin and fat collect pesticide residue.
Vary your food items to balance out your nutrient intake.
Fruits and vegetables that have been canned have lower pesticide residue.
Food that has been grown organically also come as canned goods which will last longer on your shelves. These products will help you keep fruits and vegetables on your table throughout all growing seasons. Some products are well known to contain high levels of inorganic matter. Purchasing these foods as organic would be beneficial to you and your family: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, imported grapes, spinach, lettuce and potatoes. On a brighter note, there is also a list of fruits and vegetables which have shown to carry fewer risks and are not high on the need to buy organic list. These items can be bought anywhere with little to no risk: papaya, broccoli, cabbage, bananas, kiwi, frozen sweet peas, asparagus, mango, pineapple, frozen sweet corn, avocado and onions.
Make your budget work around healthy foods whenever you can. You may spend a bit more on the products, but that investment is priceless when your body is healthier. Buy items according to a pre-planned menu to help prevent waste and limit your purchases to only those ingredients needed. Find a balance with your budget and health.
Spotay! Online Cash Advance Lenders promote not only responsible borrowing and lending, but good health as well. We make healthy choices personal by incorporating healthy eating habits in our office everyday with lunch time salads.
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