Organic food. Most people hear that they are good for you but may not be sure exactly why? Organic food is grown without fertilizers, human or animal waste, pesticides, and without ionization or food additives of any sort.
- Organic foods are more nutritious.
Many different studies have been made comparing the nutritional value of organic foods, such as grains, vegetables and fruits, with non-organic food, and these studies have shown that organic foods have greater amounts of nutrients than the non-organic.
- You won’t be ingesting chemicals.
The government has approved more than 600 different chemicals for use on farms in the United States. The amount of chemicals used works out to about 16 pounds per person annually. However, for 90 percent of these chemicals, we do not know the health effects from long-term use. Moreover, only about one percent of all foods are tested for pesticide residue, so we have little knowledge of the amount of chemicals on the food.
- Growing organically helps protect the environment
The chemicals that farmers use in their pesticides often end up in the water, creating health and environmental issues. Organic farmers, however, cannot use any toxic chemicals.
Moreover, scientists have determined that only about one-tenth of one percent of the pesticides used actually make it to the insects the chemicals are designed to kill. So about 99 percent of pesticides simply contaminate the air, water and soil
4. Stronger immune system
By eating organic foods, the risks of decline in immune system strength are significantly reduced because organic foods are not altered at all. Furthermore, organic foods have quality and higher vitamin and mineral contents that help to strengthen the human immune system
5. Lessened chances of food-borne illness
There have been several reported cases of food-borne illness outbreaks. Eggs, spinach, peanut butter, melons, and foods from fast food restaurants have topped the list as their production is primarily centered on agribusiness gains. Even the animals are sick as a big percentage of them are drugged, vaccinated, and fed on animal byproducts to enhance their productivity so as to meet the ever growing agribusiness demands.
- Organic food is often fresher
It is said that organic foods are always fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce is often (but not always, so watch where it is from) produced on smaller farms near where it is sold.
7. Organic Foods Taste Fresh
Organic foods are significantly fresher than non-organic foods. Organic food does not contain preservatives, last longer, and just overall, taste better.
8. Improved Heart condition
Exclusive grazing on natural grass increases the amounts of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) found in animal products. The suns energy is well taken in by natural grass through photosynthesis and is converted into the most desirable organic CLA by the herbivores that feed on it.