Words like ‘balanced diet’ or ‘healthy diet’ have been thrown around for eternity in the halls of schools as well as gyms alike. One would be quite surprised to realize that the vast majority of people who march around while saying these words do not have much of an idea of what they truly mean. Simply put, a healthy diet is a combination of foods that helps you to improve your health or maintain your existing level of it. The body requires nutrients that it simply cannot do without. These include proteins, vitamins, fiber, and many others as well.
Now that we have defined a healthy diet, we need to understand exactly what challenges we face when trying to switch to a healthier diet.
Health Is Expensive
We live in a world that is underscored by the simple rule of money. Every material thing that you want will have some sort of a price on it. One of the things that stop people from consciously switching over to a more organic diet is the fact that it is not nearly as widely available and as cheap as junk food. Junk food (staying true to its name) is one of the worst things that you can do to your body. Beverages that we have all been guilty of drinking have a very high-calorie content which has scary consequences in the long term.
There is also a perception that organic food is expensive. This perception has been spread like wildfire and has done genuine damage to the cause of healthy food. Imagine the person that is conjured up in your mind when you think of ‘organic food’. You are most probably imagining a tech entrepreneur from California whose karma gets unbalanced when he eats salt. Due to social conditioning, we have been led to believe that people who consume healthier food belong to a higher-economic stratum than most people. In fact, many people are so clueless about healthy food that a survey showed that 52 percent of the respondents did not even know how to even buy healthy food.
The reality, however, is completely different and in fact, is the opposite. Whole foods that are derived straight from the earth without any sort of processing being done are generally considered by experts to be the healthiest type of food. These can include grains, nuts, and even seeds. Essentially, healthy food products are divided into two types. One type is whole foods that are quite cheap. The other type is much fancier and can include sauces that are bottled or pre-made meals. Whole foods that are generally much cheaper offer a way that is just as great in order for you to turn your diet around.
Too Much To Do, Too Little Time
The reality of the 21st century is that we seem to have invented all these gadgets to save us time but only seem to have less and less of it each progressing day. The nature of time as a finite commodity means that we often feel that we do not have enough time to do all the things that we wish to do. Most of us want to spend our day indulged in hobbies that truly make us happy. However, the changing nature of work is further compounded by the fact that the advent of working from home has meant that the lines that used to separate work and rest are not so distinct anymore. Some people are easily able to juggle work and their other interests but most of us would be inclined to say the opposite. Preparing meals is a time-consuming task that needs to be given proper attention. For most people, the path of least resistance is to just order takeout. As you might already know, restaurants and other delivery places have taste as a priority, not the health of their customers. The same survey that was previously mentioned also had 25% of the respondents saying that their family did not have the time to cook healthy food.
Healthy Food Is Yucky
Many people believe that they will have to sacrifice taste in order to eat food that is healthy for them. Honestly, I get it. No number of vegetables can really replace the good old taste of a cheeseburger. In fact, it doesn’t even come close. Chugging down a Pepsi with a burger in your other hand is an exercise that a lot of people might genuinely feel is truly therapeutic. After being yelled at by your boss for half the afternoon, you can not really be blamed for crawling back to your comfort foods, most of which are extremely unhealthy. The thing is that your boss is probably going to be displeased with you more often than not and you cannot eat burgers every day for the rest of your life. It seems like quite the conundrum.
The Solution: Mushroom Growing Kits
We have carefully outlined the three issues that people have with healthy food. Taste, time, and cost. What is interesting is that mushroom growing kits are a solution to all three of these problems. Let’s address them one by one.
Healthy food is mostly indeed green and really not desirable when it comes to eating. Mushroom grow kits on the other hand address that problem very comprehensively. The whole point of these grow kits is to make mushrooms accessible for the average person. Like any addiction, unhealthy food is a hard challenge to overcome. Think about what you truly crave when you consume your favorite KFC burger. It is the taste that you want. The chicken slowly being chewed down in your mouth and imparting unholy levels of pleasure to your taste glands is truly beautiful. What if I were to tell you that you can get the same taste without all the baggage of saturated fats? Mushrooms like blue oyster mushrooms which can easily be grown using blue oyster grow kits are known for being able to closely mimic the taste of meat.
In many dishes, they are used as substitutes for chicken or seafood. In fact, mushrooms share more with meat than you would imagine. They have a lot of overlap when it comes to the constituents. The amino acids glutamic and aspartic acids that exist both in meat and mushrooms allow them to have a very similar taste. You can get the same old savory taste while consuming mushrooms. It might take a little while for you to truly get used to it, but once you are, you won’t want to go back to fried chicken.
Growing mushrooms requires a lot of commitment if you are doing it from scratch. You need to have knowledge of the whole process to a scientific level. Since mushrooms require conditions that need to be close to perfect in order to grow at a reasonable rate and produce sizeable fruit, many people choose not to grow mushrooms simply because they do not have the time. Mushroom grow kits have been able to address the very heart of this problem. The first few steps of growing mushrooms that form the foundation of the whole process and are hard to master have already been done for you when it comes to growing kits.
All you need to do is to place your mushroom growing kit in a place where it is exposed to indirect sunlight. While white button mushrooms tend to prefer the dark, most other types such as blue oyster mushrooms or lion’s mane mushrooms need light to grow. Generally, there will be a marker on the kit itself where you need to cut and expose the kit to the open air. Spray the kit with water multiple times a day at even time intervals. Make sure to target the area where you made the cut.
Believe it or not, that is all you need to do with mushroom grow kits. You would have to follow the spraying routine for anything from 2 weeks to 2.5 weeks. After that, the mushrooms start to mature, and you can see the growth that is very visible. All you have to do after that is to remove the fruit by peeling the mushroom off from the kit. Viola! That is all you need to do. We supply a paper bag with the kit which you can use to store the mushrooms inside a refrigerator. Beyond that, the possibilities are simply endless for you. This process has essentially allowed you to become a farmer all by yourself as well as become a part of the organic revolution. This is something to be proud of.
Lone Star Mushroom is a proud American company based in Texas that wants to make the world healthier one grow kit at a time. This means that we are dedicated to providing you with our products at a cost that is not only affordable but also sustainable. Oyster mushroom grow kits especially are great value because they grow at a rate that can only be described as vicious and produce a lot of fruit as well. Our prices are what really make us stand apart from the rest of the competition in the organic food industry.
Mushroom growing kits have been envisioned with a much more customer-centric approach in mind. They require much less attention and expertise than growing mushrooms from scratch would, saving you all of the legwork that the foundational steps would require in spades. The fact that they unlock a whole new audience to the world of mushrooms who were previously too scared to take on the challenge of growing their own mushrooms is quite significant. Now, people who are not experts in mycology can also be confident about growing their own mushrooms, expanding the potential market of mushroom growers by many times.
One of the true hallmarks of a great product is that it is easy-to-use and provides great value. You see this pattern emerging everywhere, especially in consumer products. A good example is the iPhone. The fact that people are willing to pay a premium over very capable android phones is due to the fact that the iPhone is an absolute pleasure to use. The UI is very easy to navigate through and options aren’t buried under different dashboards. In 2007, the release of the iPhone really put the whole smartphone market into overdrive. This is exactly what we aim to do with our grow kits as well. Considering the changing societal norms and a greater attraction towards healthier and more organic food, the market for mushroom growing kits is growing faster than our mushrooms do! The period 2020-21 was a time when this market hit critical mass and went into the stratosphere. As many other newly minted mushroom enthusiasts are founding out, mushroom grow kits are indeed the answer for you.