Do you know where your food comes from? (NOTE: the Dad joke response, “the grocery store” is not what I mean 🙂 ) I’m talking about the actual FARM where it was produced. And speaking of grocery stores, so many more of them are carrying (and highlighting) locally grown foods … which is fantastic.
There are SO MANY BENEFITS to buying locally grown/raised foods. First, you’re supporting a local business, which is always a plus for the health of the local economy.
But there are also benefits to YOU!
- Local produce is allowed to ripen on the vine, which means it has more nutrients. Most non-local produce has to be picked early in order to safely make the long journey to your grocery store (and not over-ripen in the process).
- Local produce is fresher – which means more nutrients. The quicker the trip from the farm to your table, the more nutrients your food contains.
- You can get access to more produce varieties, especially heirloom veggies & fruits, boosting the number of micronutrients you eat! Most large farms that ship their produce long distances stick to varieties that are tough enough to make the trip.
- This depends on the farm, but organic local farmers use healthier, more sustainable farming practices. This can lower your exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, and it’s better for your local environment.
It’s win-win-win all the way around: fresh, healthy food that tastes great and is good for you – and also good for the local economy and environment!
I get asked all the time: “How do you stay so motivated?” Fact: I don’t! …. So I work at it! Motivation is like a muscle – the more you flex it, the stronger it becomes.
I’ve got a quick post today with a very simple message…. Keep going! If you’re struggling right now with your goals, it’s NORMAL.
I’ve got a tip for you that’s so simple it will blow your mind and make you think “dad joke”.
Want to know the secret to reaching your goals? It’s setting goals that you can reach. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but hear me out.
You know I like to focus on the positive, right? Well, I’m about to tell you how NOT to reach your goals this year. Because there’s one big mistake you can make that can push you into a HUGE trap – and you’ll end up feeling frustrated, burned out, and like a quitter.