• Iris Windsor

The Journey Towards a Chemical Free Life: Vegetables ... A Good Place to Start

Updated: Feb 12, 2019

At Dragonfly's Early Learning we have made every effort to reduce and eliminate the chemicals that we would need to use every day

We have changed over many products to "chemical free" to remove the toxins that our little Dragonflies bodies are subjected to

You, too, can reduce the chemical intake of both you and your family. This is a process....it takes time so don't be discouraged

Taking a step to reduce the chemicals in your life is huge.....each and every product that you change over is a huge win

It certainly isn't easy....it sometimes takes ages to even find what you are looking for. However, every step is a step in the right direction and well worth it

In a perfect world, we would throw everything out and start again, but it is not that easy. We need to factor in time, money, and the fact that most of us do live with others so the best advice that I can give is to take it slowly, one product at a time

Decide where you are going to start and one place that is relatively easy to start, is with our food

Begin with your vegetables as that is the part of your food that you should eat most of and for lots of people, this would be the case. It is great to buy organic. If you can avoid even a little pesticide residue it is beneficial

Organic can be expensive but if you can go to your local growers markets, you will often find growers who have not necessarily gone to the expense of acquiring an organic rating but still grow their vegetables naturally without pesticides

Going to the growers markets also allows you to purchase produce "in season".

In doing this alone, you will notice a huge difference in flavour....vegetables actually taste like they used to!

Try to buy those fruit and vegetables that don't have a skin, or those whose skin you don't remove, organic. These are the most important as they have no skin to remove to remove pesticides......apples, pears, spinach, carrots and lettuce to name but a few

Meat is a difficult one....organic meat is expensive.

However, today, chicken that is free range, antibiotic and hormone free is readily available and, as such is affordable and a really great place to start

Choose wild caught fish and 100% grass fed beef where ever possible.

Take these few steps and you are off to a great start

At Dragonfly's Early Learning, we move towards a chemical free environment one step at a time.

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