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Mar 172011
 

Research has proved that organic food is far better than food products grown using artificial manures. These products are environment friendly and do not cause any pollution of the natural resources. The food value is high as compared to the conventional food products. Organic products are free from residual effects of fertilizers and pesticides. While providing all these advantages, they are costly and may affect your budget to quite some extent.

During pregnancy your child is getting the necessary food from you. During the first trimester the organs of the child are in a developing stage. The total supply of nutrients is through the placenta. So you need to be careful about your food. Organic food being free of harmful pesticide and insecticide residues and antibiotics is the best option. It will be better to switch over slowly, this way the strain on your budget will not be instant.

If you are a non-vegetarian, to enable you to get full protein supplies, start with organic eggs. This way the incremental cost of consumption per day will not be much. In addition to eggs switch over to organic meat. Organic meat is meat of the grass fed animals. This meat is free from residues of harmful chemicals and is high in omega 3 fatty acid which helps in the development of the brain of the child.

If you are vegetarian, or even otherwise, switch over to organic potatoes. Potatoes grow underground and they get contaminated the most with fertilizers and pesticides. Ensure to eat the peel of organic potatoes as they are a rich source of potassium and vitamin C.

Milk is an important part of the daily diet of a pregnant woman. All women, other than those suffering from lactose intolerance, are advised to consume a glass full of milk to ensure adequate protein and calcium supply. Milk of farm land cows is free from residues and artificial hormones, and is rich in omega 3 and beta-carotene.

Similarly depending upon your budget you can switch over to other organic products namely soya, apples and other fruits and vegetables. In addition to purchase of your food requirements from stores you can try the option of buying food stuff from farmer markets. Almost around all big cities, on a particular day, farmers of the surrounding area collect to sell their products and consumers go there to buy. This way they are able to get cheap stuff as profit of middle man and stores is eliminated. In addition you can get freshly harvested products.

To ensure further saving you can visit this market around the time when the farmers are about to pack. They will try to sell the balance and realise whatever they can get. Whatever is saved can be invested in organic food.