Healthy Living

Facts About Eating Healthy

Eating locally grown produce has been proven time and time again that it is better than eating from nearby grocery stores. Below are some interesting facts about eating healthy!

In two national U.S. studies examining the relationship between food environment and county-level health outcomes, researchers found that the level of direct farm sales was associated with lower levels of mortality and obesity (Ahern et al. 2011), and lower levels of mortality, obesity, and diabetes (Salois 2011).

When you eat locally, you eat with the seasons, and the cycle of seasonal produce is perfectly designed to support your health. local seasons provide the ideal foods for our body’s natural needs based on our geographic location. (kay nutrition 2021)

The more steps there are between you and your food’s source the more chances there are for contamination. Food grown in distant locations has the potential for food safety issues at harvesting, washing, shipping and distribution. (Michigan State University 2021)

Eating locally reduces a child’s chance of contracting type 2 diabetes (CDC 2020)

In two national U.S. studies examining the relationship between food environment and county-level health outcomes, researchers found that the level of direct farm sales was associated with lower levels of mortality and obesity (Ahern et al. 2011), and lower levels of mortality, obesity, and diabetes (Salois 2011).

Research in Seattle finds that for every $100 spent at an average grocery store, $25 is re-spent locally; for every $100 spent at a farmers market, $62 is re-spent locally. (North Carolina state Cooperative extension study 2014)