This is part of a series I’ve been creating for Azumio. Azumio is an app company dedicated to improve health and wellness by tracking sleep and steps, monitoring your glucose levels and heart rate, and providing exercise libraries and routines.
Like with a lot of other things, you get what you pay for with food. Most times, the more you pay, the higher quality, cleaner, pesticide-free food you get. Organic produce is held to very strict regulations that prohibit the use of synthetic substances or ingredients, including pesticides. Pesticide exposure and consumption can have negative effects on a person, especially in children. But what if you just can’t afford organic produce?
Looking at the Bigger Picture
If you haven’t already, look over your finances and monthly spending habits. Are there other things you can cut back on to move towards your food budget? Can you start making your coffee at home, cancel a membership you don’t really use, snacks you can make instead of buy from a vending machine, things you don’t need to buy? If you cook more meals at home, could that free up some extra funds for better quality food? If eating the foods you love and reducing the amount of pesticides you and your family consume is a priority and you’ve got some flexibility in your finances, maybe it’s time to make some more space and funds available for it.
Find out more ways you can maximize your food budget at Azumio’s blog.