I have had a lot of internal and external (with my wife) debates about organic food.
- Health: Will it help us being healthy?
- Taste: Why is that the food from a restaurant that buys locally, tastes much better than, say McDonalds?
- Cost: Why does organic food cost so much compared to regular food?
- Obesity: And why is that the current generation is much more obese than the previous one?
The more I thought, I had more questions than answers. One day, just like that ( it happens a lot ), it dawned on me that – “There are no perfect answers for everything”.
Our ancestors ate organic food. Yeah! they didn’t know it was organic It was just normal food in those days. They lived long and healthy. So it should not hurt to do the same. But going all organic was expensive. It was also very hard to get every vegetable locally.
To solve the above problem, my wife and I decided to move to organic food organically Yes! Organically !!! Let me explain it.
We started with milk, eggs, spinach, spring mix, onions, potatoes and tomatoes. Yes, just 7 items. We will eventually expand to more vegetables as we learn how to get them easily. But choosing the above items was quick and easy.
It has been a few months after our move. Truth be told, I am not seeing any big changes in me. But on the back of my head, it feels good to be eating organic food. Our monthly expenses didn’t go up too much either. Because buying organic food kind of forces us to cook food at home on a regular basis. And our dishes tastes ‘yum‘. May be it is in the “head” or may be, organic food really tastes nice. I don’t know so far, but we are enjoying this organic move.
We are going to try this experiment for an year or so and see how much of an impact it has on our lives. You will hear time-time about how this experiment of us is working out.
P.S: We buy most of our organic food from brand stores like Metro, Longos and Loblaws in Toronto. Whole foods has lot more options, but they are just not near our home.
Have you thought about moving to Organic food?