It’s generally understood that organic products are a healthier choice, but do you know exactly why? Whether you’re getting fruits and vegetables, packaged foods or cleaning supplies, here are 5 reasons to choose organic.
1. They're full of nutrients.
Aren't all fruits and vegetables good for you? They are, but not all fresh produce is grown equally. Fruits and vegetables grown organically have on average 21.1% more iron, 27% more vitamin C, 29.3% more magnesium, and 13.6% more phosphorous than conventionally grown products.
2. They help make the planet happy.
If we don’t take care of the earth, it won’t take care of us. Organic farming keeps pesticides out of the soil, which in turn, keeps the entire ecosystem healthy.
3. They are full of (the right) flavor!
Non-organic foods tend to be filled with artificial flavorings and additives that mimic the natural taste of specific foods. Organic products boost the natural flavor of the ingredients used, making them healthier and guaranteeing a truer taste.
4. Boost your immunity.
Industrial farming practices aim to enhance production through the use of GMOs. On the long term, the consumption of those products may weaken the immune system. Organic foods, on the other hand, are not altered, so consuming them doesn’t affect our immunity, but in fact strengthens it.
5. Eating organic keeps future generations healthier.
Certain conventional food practices have been linked to birth defects, learning disorders, childhood leukemia, ADHD, autism, and nervous system disorders in children. In some studies, newborn babies’ cord blood has shown traces of 21 banned pesticides and more than 200 other harmful chemicals. Eating organic food, has proven to enhance both female and male fertility and definitely exposes unborn children to fewer health risks.