We hear and see organic all around us these days. Some of us abide by a 100% purely organic lifestyle, while others may not believe that it is absolutely necessary. Eating organic is very important for many reasons, from keeping our bodies healthy to protection for the animals and our planet.
So, why go organic? Did you know that organic foods often have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their conventionally-grown counterparts? Individuals with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives often find their symptoms lessen or even diminish when they eat only organic foods.
Organic produce contains fewer pesticides and chemicals. Eating organically grown foods is the only way to avoid the cocktail of chemical poisons present in commercially grown food. More than 600 active chemicals are registered for agricultural use in America, to the tune of billions of pounds annually. The average application equates to about 16 pounds of chemical pesticides per person every year. Heavy pesticide exposure can contribute to neurological issues, malfunctions, impairments, as well as creating toxicity within your body.
Organically grown foods have more nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients) than commercially grown foods because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices by responsible standards, rather than commercially grown foods.
Generally, organically grown foods simply taste better due to their well balanced soil.
Did you know that GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) legally do not have to be labeled in America? Choosing organic is the only way to be sure that foods that have been genetically engineered stay out of your diet.
If you eat animal products, this is especially important for you to know: more than 90% of the pesticides Americans consume are found in the fat and tissue of meat and dairy products. Antibiotics, drugs, and growth hormones are directly passed into meat and dairy products. Tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics are used in animal feed every year. The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that roughly 70% of antibiotics produced in the United States are fed to animals for nontherapeutic purposes.
Eating organic food will not only provide you with more nutritional bang for your buck, but will ensure that you are getting food in it’s most natural state, without the addition of added hormones, antibiotics, pesticide and genetically modified organisms. Our meals are completely organic. If you are concerned with eating organic, click here to find out more about our healthy, organic meal plans that deliver straight to your doorstep.