Organic and Natural Foods for the Best Pregnancy Diet
Whether you're pregnant, nursing, or just looking to provide your body with the best possible nutrition, the quality of your foods is as important as the types of foods you decide to put into your body. High quality organic and natural foods can be either raw foods or cooked, but they're almost always whole foods - which means they haven't been pre-processed and packaged before they come to you. High quality foods are also organically grown, which means they're free from pesticides and harmful chemicals that can ruin an otherwise healthy-seeming pregnancy diet plan.
If you really want to give your body and your children the best, the author of Healing Our Children gives you some options for where you can find foods for a natural pregnancy, including vegetables, fresh-ground grains, fruits, and meats. Here are the top four places to look for food that will truly have high nutritional value for your body:
Your local farmer's market
Farmers' markets are becoming more popular around the world, and you're like to find one in your hometown if you look hard enough. Even if you live in an area with a variable climate where food doesn't grow year-round, you can usually visit the farmers' market during the growing season to pick up freshly grown produce and grains. Many towns also host a winter market, where farmers can bring farm-canned products (which are much healthier, normally, than their factory-canned grocery store counterparts) as well as meats and winter vegetables and fruits.
At your local farmers' market, be sure to seek out the farmers who grow their produce and animals using organic methods, which are better for the environment and your body. These farmers may not necessarily have organic certification, as it can take three years or more for a farm that uses organic methods to be certified organic. Just question various vendors on how they grow their produce, and you'll get a good feel for who is organic and who is not.
If you aren't sure where to find a local farmers' market in your area, check out localharvest.org for listings of farmers' markets near you.
Shop at a health foods store
As more people become conscientious about shopping for natural foods, health foods stores like Whole Foods Market are popping up in more and more places. These stores often carry organic or even local produce and meats that are very high quality, so you can shop even on the days when there is no farmers' market actively meeting in your area.
One thing to look out for, though, is processed foods from your health foods store. Packaged foods, even if they are listed as natural or organic, are not the best option for your health. Things like pizza and packaged meals are better off made at home from fresh ingredients. Just because something is organic doesn't necessarily mean it's a natural food, so it's best to avoid anything that comes in a can or package - even if it's from your local health foods store!
Contact your local Weston A. Price Foundation chapter
The Weston A. Price Foundation is responsible for disseminating much of the information that's available in the book Healing Our Children, and local chapters around the world are great resources for finding local high-quality foods. Your local Weston A. Price Foundation chapter may send you to a local farmers' market, an actual farm, or a particular store to find the high quality foods you're looking for. To find out more, you can go to www.westonaprice.org/localchapters.
There are actually some great places to order high quality organic and natural foods online, and this can be a great option if you can't find other places to buy high quality meats and produce. If you do order online, see if there is a co-op that operates in your area, as you can often get better pricing on bulk orders in this way. When you order online, you'll often spend a bit more, but it will be worth your while if it means you feed yourself and your family the high quality foods you need to function optimally.
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My daughter just turned 5 and we adopted the recommendations you mention in the book. I have to say that I have never seen her that happy. Always in a good mood and I've never seen a baby that smiley.
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