From the food we eat everyday, it could be exposed to hazardous chemicals that threaten health greatly. In fact, if we are more careful to choose and cultivate it, that risk can be minimized, and the “burden” of the earth so it is lighter. Here are tips for choosing healthy foods
Organic food is better. Now more and more organic food products on the market. The food is grown or processed without the intervention of chemicals. By eating organic foods, you prevent the use of pesticides on food. Pesticides kill the microorganisms that hold the carbon remains in the soil so that the soil would not be fertile naturally. Indeed, the relative price of organic food is more expensive than regular food. However, food is an important investment for your health.
If you can not always get organic food, okay to buy non-organic food products. However, minimizing pesticide exposure.
- Wash vegetables under running water.
- Peel the skin of fruit before eating.
- Consumption of food with a varied menu.
Consumption of local food. That way you help reduce the distance food distribution, which means less CO2 is removed from the car.
Cook beef or chicken until cooked. Undercooked meat containing the parasite toxoplasmosis, salmonella bacteria or other microbial compounds feared not completely dead on half-baked cooking temperatures.
Limit processed meat products such as sausages, nuggets, and bacon. Nitrate compound used as a preservative products, excessive amounts of chemical compounds could potentially be another, which in the body can interfere with the smooth flow of maternal blood. As a result, the fetus does not receive enough oxygen.
Tea makers better than tea bags. Paper tea bag wrappers containing bleaching agents feared. So, if you want to drink tea bags, tea powder better take it, or do not soak the tea bags for too long (more than 3 minutes).
When cooking, open a window or turn on the kitchen exhaust, smoke from cooking that does not meet the kitchen. Inhalation of carbon monoxide can poison the mother and fetus.
Take food to taste, and finish. Pregnant women tend to be young appetite, and if you do not finish eating. In fact, garbage rotting food (not processed correctly for compost) and accumulate at the site of final disposal (landfill) will release methane gas which is poisonous.