Do we understand the importance of the role food plays in our lives? Food is the source of both NUTRITION and DELIGHT in our lives! As we remain busy with our hectic work schedules and social lives, we often forget to focus on our health & well-being. We don’t have the time to think about our diet or what we are consuming. The food we eat could make or break our well-being, and it’s high time we talk about it!
A 2020 study by Times Of India revealed that a normal family spends around 3.5% of their income on food.
When it comes to going out & dining or going to watch a movie, we justify this indulgence by telling ourselves “It’s just once in a while, I deserve to go out and have a good time.” However when it comes to spending on our daily fruit & vegetables and food supplies, the foundation of our nutritional consumption, we often try to cut costs or choose the easier option.
Do we buy our veggies from the cheapest & easiest place or the safest place?
Most of us rush to the vegetable market under our buildings or near our colony to quickly pick up that Palak gaddi or our morning bananas. Are we aware of how long that palak could have been lying around, how many times it has been touched with dirty hands or even where it comes from? We are not aware of what has gone into the soil from which our vegetables are grown. Did you know that over 60% of pesticide contamination in our food comes from chemicals already mixed in the soil vs what is sprayed during growth.
Saving money on our food today could cause us to pay with our health tomorrow!
It is time for us to become mindful and conscious about where we buy our food from! As a lot of us know, our traditional farming practices employ the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other contaminants that are dumped in the soil in absolutely any ratio without proper calculation. These contaminants that go into our food are what is causing diseases, lower life expectancies and other health-related issues worldwide.
Hydroponic and Organic farming are here as a gift for those of us who are ready to take a step in the right direction. The food produced by Hydroponic farming is 100% Contaminant free and leaves Zero harmful residues. Soil-less cultivation eliminates chemical contamination and associated fungal disease. It also allows for an adequate amount of nutrition to be easily absorbed by crops to flourish.
Instead of saving money on food, the most important thing in our lives, let’s start getting our priorities right! Let’s spend on Good, Wholesome Organic food today, so that we don’t have to spend on doctors and health care tomorrow! By investing in your health today with good quality food, you are ensuring a happier, tension-free tomorrow for you and your future generations.