We all know how important it is to follow a healthy lifestyle. Besides the obvious benefits clean food, beverages, and products provide, there is new information popping every day about how bad various types of chemicals are for you, your family, and the planet, and how important it is to avoid GMOs – simply put, it’s now even more imperative than ever to eat organic and read the label.
While many of us agree that healthy living can result in a much higher quality of life, when it comes to actually putting this into practice, figuring it all out can be confusing, stressful, and extremely overwhelming. Leah Segedie’s new book, Green Enough, helps you achieve zen.
The first thing you’ll notice about Green Enough is Segedie’s relatable voice. She’s funny, she’s real, and she gets it. She knows that not everyone is an environmentally friendly, nature-loving super parent, and she knows that changes just aren’t going to happen overnight. That’s why she provides us with a doable, step-by-step guide on how we can all make the shift toward a greener, healthier lifestyle.
Segedie starts out by educating us on some of the hazardous chemicals we may find in food and household items – and she tells us exactly what kind of harm those chemicals are doing to our bodies. In this section, we feel Segedie’s passion as she effectively details out this scary information.
In the next section, we learn what items should be in our refrigerator and which ones should be thrown out. We learn about what we should be looking for on labels when purchasing food items, which brands to buy, and which to avoid. Segedie gives a thorough account of almost every food item that can be found in your refrigerator, recommending how to find healthier alternatives.
Later in the book, Segedie delivers similar information about how to purchase meat and dairy products that are free of antibiotics, GMOs, growth hormones, and dangerous pathogens. She also offers healthy recipes for family meals.
Finally, Segedie looks at the chemicals in food packaging and how they can seep into our food, adversely effecting our health. She also talks about home improvement and health and beauty products, discussing how the chemicals that can be found in these items can permeate into our bodies and contaminate the air we breathe. Here, Segedie not only recommends cleaner options that can be bought at the store, but also suggests a few homemade, natural solutions to use instead.
In short, Green Enough is a great guide that provides you with a thorough understanding of why certain food should be avoided, and then gives you a step-by-step process for improving your and your family’s lifestyle. With healthy recipes, easy to follow charts and illustrations, and a strong, clear voice, Segedie provides you with everything you need to make greener living work for you and your family. You can purchase Green Enough now through Amazon or at your local bookstore, like Barnes & Noble! Highly recommended – now zen out!