Why Eat Organic
You Can’t Afford Not To
Eating healthy vs. unhealthy costs about $1.50 more per day
You can’t expect to fuel your body and achieve optimal health by eating food, laced with toxic chemicals, that your body doesn’t recognize.
Eating organic helps to reduce your body’s total toxic burden.
Plants and animals termed “organic” have not been treated with:
- fertilizers from synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge
- ionizing radiation
- growth hormones
Pesticides and herbicides are by their very nature toxic, and your diet chronically exposes you to these dangerous poisons. The National Research Council claims that, in children especially, dietary intake of pesticides accounts for most pesticide exposure.
Organic is nothing new, it’s a traditional way of cultivating and growing foods, just like our ancestors used to do, before the industrialization of agriculture, the discovery of DNA, and the production of synthetic chemicals. In order for a food to be classified as “organic”, it has to be grown without the aid of any pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, growth hormones, irradiation, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
More than 400 chemicals and pesticides are used in conventional farming; the residue remains on the vegetables even after washing.
And contains all the vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, dietary fiber, protein, antioxidants, and all the other health-fortifying constituents that they are meant to contain.
Eating organic will fairly increase the chances of having healthy kids, and have a positive influence on the reproduction system. All the noxious substances listed above may also hide potential infertility threats to both women and men.
Low quality foods are a bad option for your well-being. In long term, these chemicals may cause all sorts of health issues, some of which are very dangerous. As we all know, illnesses treated by doctors can be very expensive, not including medications.
The following 12 are the most common foods, found to contain pesticides if they’re non-organic: nectarines, celery, pears, peaches, apples, cherries, strawberries, imported grapes, spinach, potatoes, bell peppers, and red raspberries.