Going Toxin Free: Your Guide To Buying Organic Food
August 25, 20152 min read
Buying organic has become a movement, and for a good reason. For instance, certain produce items like grapes, lettuce and blueberries are on the Dirty Dozen List of foods loaded with chemicals and pesticides. Here is your guide to understanding organic food:
The Benefits of Buying Organic
We all know that organic bananas can rack up our grocery bill, while regular bananas will hardly break the bank. So why put our extra cash into organic produce? Well, organic foods are grown without the laundry list of toxic chemicals that many conventionally grown foods are. You can trust that your organic bananas will be sprayed with fewer pesticides (which cause inflammation, immune disorders and allergies) and were grown in a more sustainable environment.
The Misconceptions About Buying Organic
Organic is a term that doesn't mean pesticide-free. It can mean fewer pesticides, but the label of "organic" is pretty loosely defined. Overall, organic crops will contain less toxicity and will be an investment in cleaner farming, but likely will not be free of chemicals.
Organic Foods Can Still Make You Fat
A lot of people think they can lose weight by switching to organic foods. But whether you are eating chemical-laden calories or natural calories, they all count.
The Best Way To Shop
Buying locally grown fruits, veggies and meats is the best way to shop smarter. If you're willing to pay a higher price, then pay it towards your community's economy. You can also get more information about where your food comes from and the processes the farmer uses, instead of relying on what a label says.
What are your thoughts? Do you buy organic?
For ways to creatively use your organic haul, check out the BodyRock Meal Plan!
Source: Elite Daily
Have You Taken The BodyRock 7-Day Clean Eating Challenge?
We’ve put together a 7 Day Guide that helps you to buy the right foods and prepare the meals that are going to help you eat well and create healthy habits in your lifestyle.
Learn More about the Clean Eating Challenge
Sign up to get articles like these delivered right to your inbox.
Shipping & Delivery
We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping (whichever is faster) with our partners at UPS. Once your order has been processed successfully we try to have your shipment prepared within 1-2 business days, and it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse.
Free Shipping: We are thrilled to now offer free shipping on almost all products in our store! If you choose this option at checkout, your order will be delivered ground within 5-7 business days.
We currently DO NOT SHIP to locations outside of the US and Canada. We DO NOT ship to a P.O. Box number.
We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sometimes delivery can be delayed by circumstances out of our control, like postal & custom delays, back-ordered products or incorrectly entered shipping addresses. If there is a delay at Customs, a representative of UPS may contact you to provide your identification in order to receive your package. Please do this ASAP: Customers will be responsible for any additional shipping fees for failure to provide the required information to release a shipment.
Make sure when checking out and paying for your order that all of your information entered is correct! If you notice a mistake in your address, please try to contact us before your order is processed for shipping to avoid any missed shipments or delays. As soon as we process your order for shipping, you will receive a shipping confirmation email that contains your UPS tracking number. You can head on over to the UPS Website to see where your products are. Note: tracking information may take 1-2 business days to be updated in the UPS system
If you are not home when your package is delivered, BodyRock is NOT responsible if it is stolen. Please contact us if this happens to you and we will provide you with all the information needed to take the next steps.
Returns & Exchanges
We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.
We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.
All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.