Although it may cost a bit more than non-organic food, the benefits of eating organic are so many that it’s more than worth the added price. After all, can you really put a price on the health of you and your loved ones?
While some people continue to claim that there is no difference between eating organic and non-organic food, more and more studies are proving this claim to be entirely false as organic food provides many benefits and limits damage to both your body and the environment. In fact, a recent study by the European Union—the largest of its kind ever performed—showed that organic food is most definitely more nutritious than non-organic. As well, the study also showed that eating organic may also help to prevent cancer and other diseases and assorted health problems.
The aforementioned study proved conclusively that organic produce has nearly 50 percent higher levels of essential antioxidants when compared to non-organic fruits and vegetables. For this reason, many scientists are now studying the link between eating organic food as a way to both fight and prevent cancer, as antioxidants help to rid the body of cancer-causing free radicals.
As well, the study also showed that the organic fruits and vegetables contained much high levels of numerous vitamins and minerals, including iron and zinc, all of which help to boost the immune system and keep a person healthier.
Less Exposure to Carcinogens and Toxins
Another reason to choose organic food is that it helps limit the amount of toxic chemicals you’re exposed to. In non-organic farming, a variety of harsh pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals are used, many of which have been shown to be toxic and potentially cause cancer. Worse still, the majority of these chemicals are bio-accumulative, meaning that they stay in the body forever, slowly building up to potentially hazardous levels over time.
By eating organic, you can eliminate the exposure to these toxic chemicals, many of which are still present in non-organic produce even after the most thorough washing. Similarly, organic meat and dairy products are also free from harmful steroids, antibiotics and other chemicals that are typically pumped into non-organic cows and other animals. As well, you can also help to cut down on the huge amount of environmental damage caused by these same chemicals.
Another problem with non-organic food is GMO farming, as most genetically modified crops have been shown to be highly inferior in terms of nutrients. By eating organic, you can ensure you’re eating non-GMO food, which is definitely another major benefit.
Way More Tasty
Last but not least, organic food simply tastes better, as anyone who’s ever bitten into a fresh organic apple or strawberry can surely attest.