Organic food vs. non-organic food continues to spark debate around our dinner tables but recent studies have revealed that organic food has up to 60% more antioxidants and is also lower in heavy metal toxins. Furthermore, eating organic food can provide benefits that are equivalent to eating one-to-two extra portions of produce per day. Talk about bang for your buck!
When we think of food, we need to think of it as fuel for our bodies. You can’t expect to function optimally when you eat foods that have been grown and sprayed with a dangerous mixture of chemicals, toxins, and pesticides. So instead of settling for feeling okay, consume more organic produce and watch your body thrive.
Here are 3 main points as to why you need to include organic food into your diet today:
1. Organic food is more nutritious
Organic food is richer in antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids – all disease fighting components you want in your body.
2. Reduce the toxic overload in your body
When you eat foods that have been grown in conventional crops, you are also ingesting pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, growth hormones, and antibiotics. Chronic diseases feed on these toxins so remove them from your life where you can.
3. Reduce health risks
Consuming organic food can play a direct effect on your risks of disease as you are providing your cells with the agents it needs to fight infection. Antioxidants for example, neutralize free radicals, thus preventing them from causing damage to cells.
Eating 100% organic may be overwhelming at first and may not be available or within your budget but start where you can and make the complete switch when you are able. You body will thank you!