Almost every time you shop at the grocery store, you are usually facing the dilemma of whether to buy organic or un-organic food. When you are asking yourself whether you want to buy the regular red apples or the organic red apples, what will you choose? What is the difference? Most people wonder. Organic is simply natural, and better for you. So when you are comparing those two very similar looking apples, here is something to consider:
The organic apple was grown with natural fertilizer, while the regular apples were grown with chemical fertilizers that promote rapid plant growth. Potentially harmful pesticides were used for the regular apples to reduce crop insects, while the organic apples were grown using beneficial insects and birds to ward of pests and disease.
Organic fruits and vegetables are grown the way nature intended them to grow, and organic food products contain natural wholesome ingredients that nourish your body. So next time you are at the store wondering if you want to spend that 30 extra cents on the organic product, here?s are the three main reasons why you should!
Organic Means no Chemicals
Chemicals used on many U.S. crops can actually works their way inside the plant, and can wind up in the food at astonishing levels. These chemicals can be linked to infertility, obesity, learning disabilities, birth defects and more. Organic crops are never grown with chemicals and will not cause physical damage to your body!
Pesticides are Making us Fat
The pesticides used to grow non-organic food are hormone disruptors, and scientists are starting to notice that they intervene with our body?s natural weight loss chemistry. These chemicals, when exposed to them during fetal development or early in life can disrupt the normal development of an organism’s hormonal system, promoting the development of fat cells and hampering the body’s ability to send and receive signals that allow it to operate in good health.
Healthier for You and Better for the Environment
Organic farming, promotes the health of both consumers and the environment. When Organic farming started after the war as a reaction against modern toxic farming methods, it excludes the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and genetic engineering. Organic farmers respect their land: they feed and build the soil with natural fertilizers; they protect crops against insects using natural insect predators, barriers, or traps; and they control weed growth with crop rotation, hand weeding, and mulches. This way, the soil can be re-used constantly, and is free of harmful chemicals. As well as keeping your body healthy, growing organic doesn?t damage our environment.