It really is the million dollar question…and the answer is WILD!
Not too long ago, being faced with the decision of buying organic produce versus conventional seemed to be so obviously worth the extra penny. Whether it was the claims of increased nutrient content and rich taste or the perceived notion that we were eating pesticide and herbicide free food, the marked-up prices of organic seemed logical when trying to optimize health and flavor.
Well, now consumers are met with mixed emotions as confounding evidence emerges about the organic industry.
Most of us are outraged to learn that our health conscious efforts have actually been costing us. But, it is possible to save money and achieve those goals by simply switching to buying more locally-sourced, wild produce.
Unless you are completely confident in the integrity of production, distribution, and retail methods, you’re best bet is to go to a LOCAL farmer’s markets or co-op program where you can minimize, and actually observe these processes. Even when shopping at your local farmer’s market, it is always in your best interest to verify the origin of the foods. Often times, large conventional farms sneak their lower-quality produce into farmers markets to appear local and untainted.
And, what’s better than supporting your local community and economy?
When it comes to nutrition, we’ve all heard the endless arguments about conventional versus organic, which can lead to many accusations regarding the soils they are grown in, modifications in the DNA, the pesticides and herbicides (organic or conventional) used, nutrient content, environmental impact, and taste.
What if there were foods that are grown/raised without the necessity of soil modification, feed modification, and toxic protection; ones that naturally thrive and adapt to defend themselves against pests, diseases, and weather?
Although rare, these foods do exist, and are classified as WILD foods.
Wild foods experience very little interruption in their natural development, conserving the quality and concentration of their nutrient profiles.
Whether talking about produce, meats, or dairy, we should be sourcing as WILD and LOCAL as possible at all times!
Where can I buy WILD foods?
Crucial Four is a company that emphasizes the value of its’ ingredients by sourcing the majority of their foods from the origins of their existence. These rare foods are grown in the most ideal environments, ensuring optimal potency and nutrient content. Contact one of our trainers to get set up with your custom package today!