By Rosemary Marchese
Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids
Is it really worth bothering? How good is organic, really? We all know it’s definitely not good for paying off the mortgage! But it is good for packing in more antioxidants into produce. Plus, we all know what it doesn’t contain – a bunch of nasty chemicals that have been linked to headaches, anxiety, superbugs and a whole heap of other health complaints.
For some of us buying organic may seem like a far-fetched dream. In that case I would suggest going half-half, trying a few options to get organic into the diet without breaking the bank!
Tips for buying organic on a budget:
- Cut the crap out of your diet to save some money to put towards healthier options.
- Get to your local farmer’s market and buy in bulk!
- Freeze what you don’t use immediately.
- Buy un prepped versions of food (unsliced). Cut versions, e.g. pumpkin, will cost you more than buying the pumpkin whole.
- Get it delivered!
Australian organic websites:
Doorstep Organics https://www.doorsteporganics.com.au/
Organic Food Markets http://www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php
Organic Food http://www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php
REALISTIC GUIDE TO GOING ORGANIC
Rose is a Fit Busy Mum of 3 fit kids. She aims to empower mums who are time poor. She acknowledges that mums are ‘busy’ but tries to inspire them to regain their fitness through simple everyday habits that she promotes through her book ‘The Fit Busy Mum: Seven habits for success’. Visit www.thefibusymum.com.au