Hello wonderful you, hope all is well and you’re great!!!
Today I’d like to talk about the moments in our days and pears.
Our days are filled with moments, all kinds of moments, and I love finding the moments that are filled with wonder and joy that every day has to offer. If we tune ourselves in to notice, we will find the moments that are calling to us, that are offering their special gift of joy to us.
Today, my days’ moment were these pears I got form Sprouts. They’re not ripe for eating yet, but they bring me joy just looking at them.
And I’m so grateful that I can eat them because since I was diagnosed with IC my diet is restricted, but pears is a fruit I can eat.
While I’ve been buying organic for over 10 years now, having IC has made me be even more aware of what I put into my body. Part of my commitment to my own self-care is what I eat and how I treat my body. Supporting my body with fruit and vegetables that have not been heavily sprayed with toxic chemicals is really important. The more clean I eat the more good I feel. Pesticides don’t just stay on the surface they seep into the fruit and vegetables, so even if you peel off the outer layer, you’re not removing all the pesticides and as you’re eating, you’re ingesting this toxic stuff into your system. So, especially fruit and vegetables whatever I can find organic, I’m buying it.
A couple of alternatives:
I know that organic can be a little pricey, so another option to organic is to visit your local farmer’s market and ask the vendors how they grow their fruit and vegetables, and what, or if, they use pesticides. And believe it or not, frozen is good too. I’ve been yelling (well not really yelling) at my son about this, especially now during the pandemic he was buying more frozen than fresh. I always believed that fresh is best, but actually buying frozen is also an option. Because the fruit and vegetables are frozen immediately after harvesting, they do retain nutritional value. But, I still say there’s nothing like fresh when it comes to nutritional value, taste and flavor.
My feeling is that even if you’re not 100% organic, and I’m not, every little bit does make a difference.
Benefits of pears:
Pears offer a rich source of minerals, they’re an excellent source of antioxidants, and they are especially rich in vitamin C, potassium and copper, which helps with the immune system. Also, they are such a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber, for one thing soluble fiber helps to feed the healthy bacteria in our gut which is also thought to help with aging and the immune system, and who wouldn’t want that? They also have anti-inflammatory properties, good for the heart…and oh, let’s not forget that pears are, d e l i c i o u s!!!!! A google search and you’ll find lots of great information.
Tending to our self-care:
A few moments of joy every day, and some fruit and vegetables (happiness :)) supports our wellbeing and helps us to maintain our bodies in optimum health.
When we open our heart and tune in to our surroundings, we can find joy, sometimes in the most unlikely things, in the most simple moments, like in a couple of everyday pears – how delightfully delicious!!!
What has been your moment of joy? What’s your thought on organic? Leave a comment, love to hear from you.
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2021