For the past couple months, I have been eating completely organic.
I know, I know…I am so blessed and grateful!!
In the past, I thought it costs too much to eat organic.
And, it’s not always possible in smaller towns and places without a wide array of grocery stores and farmers markets.
Living in Scottsdale, Arizona, it is completely possible. I get all my produce at Sprouts and Costco.
Right now my shopping list is pretty similar week to week:
- Fruit: oranges, bananas, dates, frozen berries, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, meyer lemons
- Vegetables: bell peppers, broccoli, cabbage, romaine lettuce, butterhead lettuce, kale, spinach, power greens, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes
- Herbs & Spices: green onion, garlic, red onion, sweet onion, shallots, random spices like smoked paprika, oregano, white onion flakes, Italian seasoning, Garam Masala, nutritional yeast, or whatever else I need for a recipe
- Sprouts: broccoli, radish, and clover. I just bought a 4-level sprouter and seeds, so I won’t buy them anymore!
- Herbal teas: peppermint tea for my Hot Cocoa and other teas for experimental hot beverages!
- Condiments: coconut aminos, raw coconut vinegar, apple cider vinegar, mustard
- Nuts & Seeds: brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts, flax, chia, cashews, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, tahini
The herbs, spices, condiments, nuts, and seeds tend to last a while, so I don’t have to buy those every week.
How much does it cost?
It averages out to $150 every week.
You can make up your mind whether that’s expensive or not.
I don’t think it is.
I am saving loads of money on unnecessary health care.
In the past, I have gone years without needing to see a doctor, but I don’t recommend this.
My biggest health expenses are regular blood work and supplements to correct deficiencies from stress, plus not getting blood work done and supplementing from 2017-2018.
I do not require ongoing care for chronic illnesses or prescription drugs, and I don’t anticipate needing either if I stay proactive and on top of my health.
I’d much rather spend $150 on organic food every week, than tens of thousands of dollars on expensive imaging, tests, treatments, surgeries, and drugs for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune illnesses in years to come.
I am investing in disease prevention! The ROI is incalculable in dollars. It’s quality of life and longevity.
Do you absolutely have to eat 100% organic?
In a nutshell, no.
It is ideal and best to eat all organic.
Every time you have the choice, choose organic.
If you can’t afford or do not have access to organic produce, it is better to eat loads of conventional fresh fruit and veggies than to have none at all.
Do what you can.
Do what makes sense for you.
No matter what: invest in your health!
Are you serious about improving your health?
Do you want ongoing support in achieving your health goals?