Local Food Rocks!!

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“Some say organic or local food is more expensive. But is it really? It seems to me that we can either pay the farmer, or we can pay the hospital. I know which one I would choose.” – Birke Baehr

The more I learn about health, fitness, and fat loss, the more I’m finding out that the QUALITY of your food may be the most important factor in determining the quality of your life.

Simply put: You’ll never be healthier than the food you eat.

If you eat genetically modified crap raised on drugs, your body will be all jacked-up and it will be much much harder to reach your health and physique goals.

Why?

If your body has to spend all its energy and resources trying to fix your food, it will take away the energy and resources you need to tone muscle, burn fat, and feel great.

Check out this short video of 11 year old Birke Baehr talking about local, organic farming:

This kid is awesome!

If you want to start making local food a part of your life, this article has some great tips:

Do You Have The Balls To Really Change The Food System?

Here are a few pointers from the article above:

  • Buy organic not just for your health, but for the health of the land, waterways, wildlife, and the workers in those fields
  • Alter your diet to match the seasonal harvests in your area. Get used to not eating tomatoes until at least July, apples in late August to December, citrus in winter, greens in spring.
  • Successfully cook a roast. You don’t need steaks and chops to make an amazing meal.
  • Bring your kids/grandkids/nieces & nephews to the farmers market and to real farms as often as possible
  • Pay for your values. If it hurts, don’t have fewer values, just eat less food (sorry, but most Americans could stand to do a bit of this)

Have fun and eat good!

2 Responses to “Local Food Rocks!!”

  1. Wold Fitness Notebook » Blog Archive » Shopping For Fruit Says:

    […] Now, I totally get that eating better fruits is more expensive, but who would you rather pay: Your farmer or your doctor?  Check out this video for a great viewpoint on choosing local foods: Local Food Rocks! […]

  2. Bust Out Of Your Routine | Wold Fitness Notebook Says:

    […] way to introduce a little randomness into your diet is to eat local foods.  Another is to really try new foods, new spices, and new cooking […]