No, this page isn’t about amazing foods from the Amazon Rainforest. It’s about finding organic goods in the largest online retail store. You guessed it —Amazon.com
Amazon.com is certainly not an exclusive organic food market. If you carefully look around though, you can find some decent items at reasonable prices. I generally like to support the smaller, more selective, organic farms and markets for their superior quality, but there are times that Amazon is hard to beat for variety and affordability, especially for families. Many of the items they carry are the same as you would see in the “organic” sections of your local grocery or health food stores.
Amazon has one of the best customized product search bars around. You can specifically ask for what you’re looking for and–presto–you got it! In the amazon search bar, if I click “grocery and gourmet” from the drop down menu and then type in organic foods, I get a page like this: organic foods
Amazon.com can be great for people transitioning from the “average” diet of refined, processed foods to one containing more organic and wholesome foods. It’s a great place to start and is “doable” for most people. You can find “organic” versions of your favorite brand name products. For example, instead of packing your child’s lunch box with “Cheez-its,” you can substitute Late July cheddar cheese crackers. See here: organic cheese crackers
Even if these organic alternatives of your more conventional foods are not as healthy as perishable, “living” foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds, they are a better choice than their super-refined, chemical laden counterparts. Be aware that the term “all-natural” does not mean the product does not contain toxic pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified ingredients. Make sure you look for “organic” to be sure you’re not getting these undesirable factors.
For those of you who are more discriminating, Amazon does offer some organic, raw food items, as well as organic herbs and superfoods. Click here: organic raw superfoods
Many of us also take supplements to enhance our nutritional intake. Undoubtedly, it’s best to stay with whole food supplements as opposed to high potency, isolated or synthetic vitamins and minerals. Amazon carries some of the more highly recommended organic whole food supplements from some of the best companies around…Garden of Life, New Chapter, Healthforce, Pure Synergy and Megafood among others. There are formulas for general health purposes as well as for more specific health concerns such as: prenatal care, immune system support, inflammation control, detoxification, etc. Here’s a sample: organic whole food supplements
OK, so you do have to be a little more selective in this giant store, but Amazon.com does carry something for everyone in your family who wants to eat healthier and live a healthier and “greener” lifestyle. In addition to organic foods and supplements for you, your children and your pets, they also have organic beauty products, air and water filters, blenders to make healthy organic smoothies, natural cleaning supplies, organic gardening products, organic bedding items (especially for babies) and much more. Click on the banner below and it will bring you to Amazon store.