There’s been a lot of buzz and controversy surrounding GMOs (genetically modified organisms) lately, and it can be hard to sift through all of the information that’s out there. One thing is for sure, and that’s that we need to be more conscious of what’s going into our food, and ultimately, into our bodies. If you feel more comfortable eliminating GMOs from your diet, you may be finding it difficult to do. Here are some helpful tips on avoiding GMOs when eating out:
Choose a vegan restaurant
Much of our meat products come from animals that are fed a steady diet of GMOs, so opt for a vegan eatery.
Avoid chain restaurants
Many of the big name restaurants that we’re familiar with don’t purchase their food locally. This means that the food is produced and distributed on a much larger scale, and there’s a much greater chance that the food products contain GMOs.
Don’t order corn or soy products
Soybeans and corn are two of the most high risk foods for GMOs, so it’s best to avoid menu items that contain either one. This includes tofu, corn meal, tempeh, polenta, and soy sauce, just to name a few.
If you’re still unsure, ask the server. Stick to local restaurants that you know and trust, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.