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Everyone wants to live for as long as possible but unfortunately few of us do what it takes to do so. We are often too busy with work, social life, family and other things to make sure that we eat a healthy diet. This is a problem – one contributing factor to a long and healthy life is eating a proper diet. If you eat take-out and processed foods more than a couple of times a week you are damaging your health and shortening your lifespan. You should make more time to cook fresh foods with ingredients from a farmers market near you.
Finding Fresh Sources
Most people will argue that they do not have the time that it takes to go shopping at a farmers market. This is not necessarily true. There are ways to get around the time constraint. For one thing, there are websites that allow you to buy fresh foods and have them delivered to your door. In fact, these are great because they often have discount deals on foods that are in season and they also offer reduced prices for those who buy in bulk. If you choose to buy online make sure that you find a source that sells organic foods – they are healthier for you in the long run.
If you don’t want to go online, track down whoever runs your local farmers market and ask them if they can deliver groceries to your door. They are usually happy to do it and you will not pay much for it. All you have to do is call them every week and let them know what you will be buying and everything will be brought to your door.
Remember to always buy foods that constitute a balanced diet. You should include healthy proteins such as lean beef, fish and poultry. Include tofu or beans if you are vegetarian. Lots of vegetables, healthy carbohydrates as well as fruits and nuts.
It would be worthwhile if you could learn how to preserve foods. This way even when you buy in bulk you can preserve so that even when certain foods go out of season you don’t have to change your diet. There are different ways of food preservation and you can find them all online. Canning, pickling and freezing are the most common methods. Look for videos that take you through a step by step process. You may invest in a separate freezer so that you can store as much as possible.
If you stick to eating fresh foods made with ingredients from the farmers market you are going to add quality years to your life.