Living a green life can be quite the challenge, but that’s why we’re here to help. We want to make living green as effortless as possible.
One way to do this is to make as much information accessible to you as possible. The more you know, the better off you’ll be.
So here are 4 ways to achieve a healthier, greener life.
1 – Save Green While Going Green
We know that eating healthy and buying organic food is taxing on your bank account. But what if we told you it didn’t have to be? And that you didn’t have to compromise flavor or nutrition.
Mother Earth News is our go-to for grocery shopping on a budget. Mother Earth has great ideas about how you can save money while still maintaining the healthy lifestyle you love.
One suggestion we support 100 percent is buying lentils, beans, grains, cabbage and root vegetables. Not only are these food items affordable and accessible, they’re also tasty and store well. Go light – or skip the grains if you’re willing! In fact, cabbage and root vegetables are the cheapest produce you’ll find in the store – and can be even cheaper if you get them at a farmer’s market.
There are so many ways to cook cabbage, beans, and vegetables, you’ll never tire of eating them. So don’t be afraid to buy them in large batches!
2 – Ditch Traditional Cleaners
You wouldn’t think traditional cleaners could be detrimental to your health, but a recent study discovered cleaning sprays have as much of a negative impact on your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
It’s true. Scientists at Norway’s University of Bergen found lung function decline in women who regularly use cleaning products was equivalent to those with a 20-cigarette-a-day smoking habit.
Seventh Generation is a safe and green alternative to chemical cleaners. Its products are completely natural and work just as well as traditional cleaning products, so you don’t have to give up quality for safety.
3 – Support Green Food Production
With the agriculture industry putting more and more of a chemical burden on natural ecosystems, it’s time for change.
Food demand rises every year and the use of pesticides has gotten out of control. These chemicals may cause negative health and environmental effects.
There is an urgent need for a more sustainable and ecological approach.
4 – Improve the Health of Your Fur Babies
Your pets are in real danger from the negative effects of pesticides. Lawn chemicals like 2, 4-D that are used for weed prevention are linked with at least two types of canine cancer.
Breeds such as sheepdogs, terriers and beagles all have a genetic predisposition for bladder cancer. So be careful not to let your family dog eat the grass or lick their paws after coming inside.
Since lawn sprays are carried yard-to-yard and inside your house, it’s a good idea for you and your family to remove your shoes before walking around inside.
Conclusion – Be Healthier and Happier
Whether it’s shopping frugally or protecting your family dog, we hope we’ve taught you something new to help you on your way to a healthier, greener life.
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