Organic Does Make a Difference
Generally speaking, organic foods have a much higher nutrient content and most importantly…have far fewer toxins and poisons on them. Below are just a few of the benefits of eating organic:
1) Better Nutrition: Organic fruits and vegetables may contain up to 69 percent more antioxidants than pesticide-treated produce. Studies have also shown that antioxidants tend to have more of an impact when they come from organic foods. This may be due to the fact that toxic chemicals are not negatively interacting with the different vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds. One study showed that organic fruits and veggies contain 27% more vitamin C, 21.1% more iron, 29.3% more magnesium, 13.6% more phosphorus, and 18% more polyphenols.
2) Heart Health: Organic meats are less fatty, and the fats are healthier. The feeding requirements for organic livestock farming, such as the primary use of grass and alfalfa for cattle, result in generally higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). These fats are more heart healthy than other fats and boost cardiovascular protection.
3) No GMOs: Genetic modification is still in its early stages, so the long-term effects on human health aren’t understood as well as we would like. In animal testing genetically modified food showed a major reduction in immune system strength, and a significant increase in certain sexual dysfunctions, cancers, and sensitivity to allergens.
4) No Toxic Pesticides: Research has also linked an increase in allergic reactions to foods coated with pesticides in people who have not otherwise experienced food allergies. Higher exposure to specific weed-killing chemicals can be associated with higher sensitivity to foods. Often these chemicals are absorbed directly into the plant when it is sprayed, so it may not be as simple as washing your fruits and veggies to reduce toxic effects. Many common pesticides are known neurotoxins and carcinogens that build up in your body over time and gradually poison your nervous system, among many other negative impacts on human health.
Are you wondering what are the crucial foods to purchase organic? Some foods are more toxic than others.
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Even more convincing needed to be mindful? Ask yourself, would you rather feed your baby regular or organic baby food?