Chiropractic care may be focused on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine but chiropractors understand that patients are so much more than just spine. This is why they always say that they aim not just to relieve pain but to improve your overall health. In order to achieve that, you need to feed your body healthy foods that contain vitamins and nutrients from vegetables, fruits, lean meat, whole grains, and healthy fats.
Here are some ways to feed your body more nutritious food and do good for the environment at the same time.
1. Check Out Your Local Famer’s Market
Aside from the facts that local produce are cheaper compared to those sold in the supermarket, they’re a lot safe and tastier. Why? Because they’re grown using natural fertilizer, no harmful pesticides that don’t just kill pest but also absorbed by the produce and which we ingest when we eat them.
2. Plant Few Indoor Herbs
Planting more is always a good idea. Better if you can dedicate your whole backyard to an organic garden where you can plant vegetables and other edible plants. But if you don’t have the space, even indoor herbs are great. You don’t just have organic herb when you cook, but it also acts as an organic air freshener and insecticides.
3. Prioritize Having Alkaline Water Supply At Home
Instead of spending money on soda, beer, and artificial juice drinks you’d be better off investing in alkaline water filter. All of those drinks mentioned contain little to no actual juice, offer scant nutritional value and come loaded with sugar and calories. Alkaline water, on the other hand, soothes acid reflux, neutralize acid in bloodstream, increase oxygen level, and improve energy and metabolism.
4. Stop Your Fast Food Diet
Convenient and delicious but with little to no nutritional value—that’s what fast foods are. Now, if all you eat it is that, don’t be surprised if you’re sick or feel tired all the time or gaining weight. Make your diet 70% fruits and veggies, 25% meat and dairy, and 5% of anything you like.
5. Use The Outer Ring Strategy When Grocery Shopping
Fruits, veggies, and whole grains are often located on the outer ring of the grocery store. So hit this part of the store and don’t walk down the aisles. This way, majority of your cart will be filled with healthy foods instead of junk foods which are often in the middle part of the grocery store.
6. Cultivated And Eco-Friendly Coffee
If you can’t live without coffee, make a decision to switch to organic coffee starting this holiday and buy your first cultivated and eco-friendly coffee. This way you get to enjoy your daily dose of caffeine without the disposable cups that coffee usually comes in when you buy from coffee shops. Plus it’s a healthier coffee compared to those instant coffees.
7. Choose Restaurants Closer To Your Place
This doesn’t just give you the opportunity to conserve travel-related emissions and experience the local flavor. But it also encourages you to just walk to and from it. This then injects a little exercise before and after which helps with your digestion.
8. Cook Your Own Food
Cooking your own food has a lot of benefits not only for you but for the environment as well. This is because by cooking your own food instead of ordering in or buying from fast food, you’re feeding your body less-processed, clean and definitely healthier foods, not to mention saves money in the long run. This also eliminates the need and use of food packaging and plastic utensils that often end up in the trash. This also applies for bringing your own food at work.