As I became a pescatarian (vegetarian + seafood), I become to rethink about the food that I eat- how it affects me, how it affects my feelings and emotions and how in the long run it affects the economy of which I am involved with.
I started to ask where does my food comes and remember my childhood days- ang gulay pinipitas lang sa tabing bahay o sa kapitbahay (that vegetables can be harvested from the backyard or the neighbor).
I think this is also the time to re-think “healthy” and “all-natural” food. Example would be 3-in-1 instant
fake coffee versus kapeng barako (I lived in Batangas for years). Or having a tinolang manok from Magnolia or Bounty fresh as opposed to probinsya-style tinolang native na manok.
I ask myself, “What happened along the way?”
Have we become so used to living our life in comfort and in an instant that we forget to value the food we are feeding our bodies?
I wanted to show you this terrific animation of how big companies ensure that we continue buying their products and how our simple efforts of growing in our own backyard or supporting local organic farmers can help make a better world.
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I read somewhere that we should avoid eating CRAP
C– Carbonated drinks (softdrinks)
R– Refined sugar (white sugar)
A– Artificial coloring/sweeteners
P– Processed foods (canned goods)
and start eating and enjoying FOOD
F– Fruits and Vegetables
O– Organic lean proteins
O– Omega3 fatty acids
D– Drink lots of water
This is a good reminder for everyone of us because we can enjoy more of our holidays and travels when our body and mind are healthy. So eat well and eat healthy nourishing food not ony for your body but for your whole being as well.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” –Virginia Woolf
“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” –Hippocrates
For me, I started to plant vegetables and fruit trees. In our house in Los Banos, we just started harvesting okra, malunggay, papaya, alugbati, kamote tops and ampalaya. Before I left my place in Mati City, I planted banana and malunggay and I’m planning of planting more fruit-bearing trees.
I’m also sharing my good friend Arvin’s advocacy of buying organic vegetable seeds and distributing it to places where we do our tours like Baler, Jomalig Island, Calaguas, Mindoro and Los Banos. I even brought some seeds with me when I visited Palawan and Davao Oriental a month ago. Amazing how the coomunity love asking for the free seeds and wanting to plant in their own backyard too. WE ARE STARTING A GREEN REVOLUTION. WE ARE CULTIVATING A HEALTHY CULTURE OF GROWING OUR OWN FOOD.
More and more I am beginning to appreciate the satisfaction I get from eating the food that I grow in my own backyard. No pesticides just pure ♥.
I know it can really be difficult to find organic and healthy option here in the Philippines but there is this amazing site that offers organic and healthy food options. If you are interested, you can visit their site: http://www.iherb.com/ and see if there is anything you want. If you want to get discount you can type in this promo code: TIW070 at check out. Have a happy and healthy shopping!