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How to Lead an Organic Lifestyle

Organic lifestyle is a way of life that is healthy not just for you but also for the environment. It ensures that you are taking care of yourself as well as Mother Nature. It’s a happy and wholesome approach to your every day that benefits not just a single person, but your whole local community. Its advantages might not appear dramatically in front of you. Still, slowly and surely, you will find yourself with more energy, more strength and just a general sense of well-being. Who knows, maybe you will even start smiling more!

Shop for Local Produce

To begin with, you can start with the staple and shop in a local store. To eat and shop local is an excellent way to start thinking organic. You can begin to replace some of your weekly or daily grocery items with more natural options like fresh fruits and salads. Instead of binging on potato chips and aerated drinks for a snack, nuts and raisins can be a healthy and beneficial alternative. When you purchase food and grocery items locally, you are not only making a healthy choice but also helping your regional economy. By cutting down on food miles incurred by your food as it travelled halfway across the world, you are assisting in reducing greenhouse gasses. Plus, you are helping someone in your community feed their family and children. These small changes can make a lot of difference, and one tiny step can lead to a broader environment-friendly change. Another alternative is to buy from shops that procure their stock from small-time farmers.

Get Interested in Packaging Labels

A healthy organic lifestyle doesn’t require a lot of effort. If you are not able to purchase locally for some reason and still want to make a lifestyle change, start by looking at labels. Some raw foods go through a lot of processing, which changes its essential natural components to such an extent, that it loses all its nutrients. So next time you are at the supermarket, take your reading glasses with you and spend some time with the labels, it will be an eye-opener, I promise. Overly processed food items have an uncharacteristically long shelf life. Ask yourself if a food item can survive that long naturally, and if it can’t, put it back on the shelf.

Grow Your Own Produce

Another option that you can practise is trying to grow some vegetables in your own home. Of course, with the majority of us living in high rise apartments, stacked one on top of another, traditional gardening remains a faraway dream. However, if we can grow even one vegetable or fruit in our home, maybe in a small kitchen garden in your balcony or even some herbs on your window sill, it can still feel a lot. Grow something, anything, and slowly your body will start recognising the difference between fresh and processed. Remember to water them and take care of them, and they will reward you with a burst of goodness and health. Organic lifestyle is not just a choice, it’s an inspiration. Living life like it was supposed to be lived before corporates took over our lives, and advertisements directed our day to day. It’s never too late to exercise, experience and promote that which fills you with wonder and joy – an organic life. 

Start living an organic way of eating. Take a look at the Annapoorna Organic product range. At Annapoorna, we pick the choicest organic produce from all over India and make it available for our customers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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