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Earth Day: How To Eat Healthy And Save The Planet

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The Earth Day is today and the perfect time to improve your healthy eating habits and do some good for the planet.

 

Beyond drinking water from a reusable water bottle, you can make better food decisions daily to better the planet.

 

One food swap you can try on Earth Day and every day is to eat organic food such as organic tomatoes. This helps the planet because it reduces the pesticides used in agricultural development.

 

It gets better. Organic tomatoes are excellent sources of antioxidants and vitamin C for your body. Organic fruits and vegetables also provide higher nutrient value than pesticide grown fruits and vegetables. Purchasing organic fruits and vegetables can help you save more on your grocery bill while adequately feeding your family.

 

Another wonderful food swap is brown rice. About 1/3 of the word’s fresh water supply goes into farming white rice. Brown rice can be farmed using less fresh water. You may want to service brown rice with quinoa and another grain such as corn is very fulfilling and healthy for the body. The same concept follows for swapping white bread for whole wheat bread. Whole wheat bread has a great source of nutrients and more satisfying fiber. Whole wheat is great for the environment because it takes less time to refine whole wheat bread than white bread.

 

As for meat consumption, have at least one day of the week where you go meatless. The process of making one burger is the equivalent of driving 320 miles in car. You can reduce this energy waste of food production by going meatless. One meatless day is equivalent to not driving a car for five weeks.

 

On the no meatless day, eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. If you have to eat meat, eat smaller portions of meat. One dish of modest portions of vegetables, fruits and a little meat will not only provide your body with plenty of fiber but also protect you from heart disease. The more fruits and vegetables you eat, the better.

 

If you are going to eat beef, go for grass fed beef. Grass fed beef reduces the carbon footprint of producing meat because it requires less energy than the traditional method of using grain to feed animals. Less water and pesticides are involved in grass fed beef.

 

Hearn Kirkwood has plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat so you can provide your family quality homemade meals and forget about getting take out or feeding them unhealthy processed meals.

 

Hearn Kirkwood has a wide variety of healthy vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood and beverage selections for you. See What’s Fresh today.

 

To contact Hearn Kirkwood call 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

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Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/22/earth-day-healthy-food-swaps_n_3119261.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

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New Year: 4 Tips To Eating Healthier While Staying on A Budget

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Are you trying to eat healthier this new year while staying on budget? If yes, we are here to help by providing four tips on eating healthier while staying on a budget. Read below to get started.

Transitioning to a diet that is purely organic and filled with fresh foods can become pretty pricey. You can eat healthy and stay on budget by weighing in food costs as you manage your budget. You must prioritize healthy, organic and fresh foods when picking out your diet for the New Year.

 

Eat Less Meat

 Meat products can be very costly because of how much effort and time has to be invested in producing it. The average American citizen eats more meat than he or she really needs to stay healthy. You can stay on budget while taking care of yourself by buying high quality meat in fewer quantities. You will get all the health benefits while staying in a budget.

 

Buy in Bulk

 When you buy in bulk, you save money because bulks are sold at a lower price per quantity ratio. Here are just a few great food products you can buy in bulk:

Ø Pasta

Ø Dried Fruits

Ø Nuts

Ø Flours

 

Give Your Body The Appropriate Amount of Organic Produce

There are 12 fruits and vegetables you should purchase organically rather than fruits and vegetable pesticides.

Ø Peaches

Ø Apples

Ø Sweet Bell Peppers

Ø Celery

Ø Nectarines

Ø Strawberries

Ø Cherries

Ø Pears

Ø Grapes

Ø Imported Spinach

Ø Lettuce

Ø Potatoes

 

Eat Seasonally

 When you eat seasonally, your food is more inclined to taste better and be more nutritious for you. This happens because your food is not shipped from the other side of the world. Seasonal foods usually cost less. To obtain the best deals, stock up on fruits and vegetables in their natural season. You can then can preserve or freeze them for when they are not in season.

 

For a great selection of nutritious foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Source: 11 Tips For Eating Healthy On a Budget