Regardless of which diet you follow, or not follow, what you eat plays a significant role in your health. Nowadays, consumers are increasingly looking for ways to eat healthier and improve their quality of life. However, to eat healthier, you must know where your food comes from and how it was produced. Unfortunately, over the last century, farming practices have significantly changed. Modern farming methods often include herbicides, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Besides wanting to avoid eating toxic, chemical-laden food, there are a few reasons why one would want to eat organic foods, which range from being better for the environment and better for your health.
The next time you are food shopping, make sure you go organic. Organically grown food is more nutritious, delicious, and free of harmful chemicals. If you are on the fence about going organic, check out some of the reasons why you should buy and eat organic foods.
More Nutritious – Because of organic’s sustainable practices, and lack of chemicals, organically grown foods have a higher nutrient count than commercially grown foods.
Less Toxic – Eating organic foods can help lower your dietary intake of pesticides since they have not been treated with antibiotics, hormones, herbicides, pesticides, radiation, or synthetic ingredients.
Non-GMO – By definition, organic foods are non-GMO. Genetically modified organisms are created and not in a way that occurs in nature. Unfortunately, a large percentage of commercial alfalfa, corn, beets, and soy are genetically modified, which can cause adverse health effects.
Better Taste – Besides being more nutritious, organic foods taste better as well. When a plant is healthy and robust, grown under natural growing conditions, the result is delicious. You can’t get this taste from chemical-laden conventionally grown food.
Higher in Healthy Fat – According to a 2016 study in the British Journal of Nutrition, organic milk and meat products can contain about 50% more omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products.