We are what we eat, as the old saying goes. Food has a great impact on our own health, as well as the health of our communities and the planet as a whole. So it’s very important for us to make the best choices in knowing what food we put in our bodies. How can we do this? By being informed.
Here are 5 reasons to reasons to go organic and why we should go for organic food:
It is impressive how many chemicals we can find in foods that should be of natural origin. Organic food is free of chemicals such as pesticide residues, artificial colorings, preservatives, flavorings, trans-fats, enhancers, stabilizers, fillers or sweeteners. These chemicals for example can cause organ damage, birth defects or schizophrenia, for example.
When food grows on balanced soils through natural fertilizers, it is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, and carbohydrates. Studies have shown that organic foods have on average 20% more nutrients than food handled in a synthetic way.
Organic food tends to taste better, because it has been grown with balanced, natural soil, which makes it grow with its authentic aroma, color, and flavor, that allows one to rediscover the true taste of original unprocessed foods.
GMOs are practically everywhere in our supermarkets, and they have been connected with an increased risk of certain types of cancer and other diseases.
Pesticides and herbicides used in agriculture can contaminate our waters and soil, something that we cannot afford. Organic farming is better for our ecosystem.