Reasons Why You Should Eat Organic Food
Organic food is important to eat. Decades ago people ate a completely organic diet. Today’s conventional farming practices weren’t a thing back then, so the food they ate were free from GMOs, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. But over the years, people’s diet and farming processes have evolved even though our bodies have not.
Many years ago, eating organic food was simply a fad. But today more and more people are trying out this healthier lifestyle option. Here are the top reasons why:
Organic food helps reduce your body’s accumulated toxic burden.
Plants and animals labeled organic are not treated with pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, ionizing radiation, growth hormones, and antibiotics. The chemicals and toxins in traditional processed food just pile up on our system. So perhaps it’s time to try to prepare and eat organic food as a much healthier option.
Organic food choices give you a healthy vitamin and mineral boost.
Many of us already know eating fruits and vegetables give you a rich supply of antioxidants and other nutrients but studies have shown that organic farming practices produce food that has a 30% higher nutritional value than the conventionally farmed products.
Here are the foods considered to have the lowest concentration of pesticides:
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas (frozen)
- Sweet potatoes
It’s better for your children. Our children’s young and fragile bodies should not be exposed to additives. It can have negative effects on their immune systems. Additives have been found out to trigger an allergic reaction to children as well as hyperactivity.
Organic farming is good for our planet.
Pollution that comes from agriculture is one of the largest factors affecting the quality of the water in our rivers and lakes. Agricultural pollutants include fertilizers, weed killers, and pesticides. By choosing to go organic, you can help lessen the potential environmental damage by supporting your local farmers who practice responsible farming. It also means we are helping the people around us by keeping them away from the harmful chemicals that make up pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Organic food is also good to recycle because there are no chemicals in it.
Pesticides are a major issue. Here are the possible risks of pesticides:
- Research has shown the use of pesticides, even at very little doses, can increase the risk of cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors and cancers of the breast and prostate.
- Children are the most vulnerable to pesticide exposure because of their immature and still-developing immune systems. Exposure to these chemicals is said to contribute to problems such as developmental delay, behavioral disorders, motor dysfunction and autism.
- Pregnant women are also susceptible because pesticides can be stressful to her organs and fetus. Pesticides can also be passed from mother to fetus.
- If you’re not feeling well, it could be “chemical body burden” from accumulated pesticide buildup. Numerous years of exposure can pile up in your system and can cause issues such as headaches, birth defects, and a weakened immune system.
- Overuse of pesticides in an area can lead to the emergence of super weeds and super bugs. They’re extremely strong. Unfortunately, the only way to kill them is with the use of an even stronger pesticide.
NOTE: Make sure that the label says “USDA Certified 100% Organic” because some foods labeled “Organic” or “Made with Organic” may still have non-organic components in them.
When we make wiser food choices and go organic, we are not only helping our bodies we are helping the environment. How about you, what are your reasons to go organic? Share it with us here!