Image credit: Janine (Flickr)
Image credit: Janine (Flickr)
December 23, 2014 Aquaponics No Comments

For large parts of the world, this December marks a festive season full of overindulgences.

Many people will use Christmas as an excuse to eat yet more unhealthy food – with nutrient poor, calorie rich ingredients that deplete our physical health. Festive season aside (your body will forgive a few festive treats!) most people do not eat nearly enough fruits and vegetables.

One of the reasons we are so passionate about aquaponics is that it grows an abundance of fresh, healthy and organic produce – and grows so quickly and in such small spaces.

It is the healthy version of a fast food outlet!

We also happen to think our aquaponic produce tastes far better and feels much healthier. In fact, a study led by the University of Newcastle found that organic produce has significantly higher nutrient levels when compared to non-organic. An organic eater will ingest more desirable antioxidants without added calories, and reduce the intake of potentially harmful cadmium and pesticides.

We also need to be raising our children right when it comes to eating habits. Children (frequently raised with high technology exposure) are now thought to be exposed to up to 40,000 adverts a year. A significant amount of these are junk-food related. It should be no surprise then that fast food is now seen as part of a normal lifestyle.

This video has reminded us of the importance of a healthy, whole-food diet, and the time of year is no excuse to damage our health.

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Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.