Organic foods have slowly made their way into the market. They’re a little bit more on the expensive side, but why should we buy them? We believe that it’s time to go organic!
The difference between organic and non-organic is that non-organic farming includes the use of man-made chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. These chemicals are meant to kill off pests, but they also kill off essential minerals in the soil that causes mineral depletion within the food. When farmers grow organic foods, the soils maintain the nutrient level of mineral and phytonutrients.
Organic foods by law can not be grown using any of the chemicals like in traditional, non-organic produce. There is also growing evidence that using these chemicals in the growing process of foods can be linked to cancer and cause long-term damage to our bodies.
Non-organic foods can include Genetically Modified Organisms which means that the food has been genetically altered but organic foods, by law, can not contain any genetically modified organisms. Therefore, when you buy organic, you are getting what the earth has naturally produces.
Organic is an extra cost and even though you may not have the money to go entirely organic, you should buy these items organic when possible:
- Any produce that has a skin or peel that will be ingested
- All animal products
- Food/Ingredients which are currently known to contain GMO manufacture ingredients like soy, corn, canola oil, etc.
To read Health Fitness Revolution’s article on what Organic truly means, please click here.
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