For thousands of years, people have had no choice but to eat organic food. Even with the modern development of the food industry, eating organic is still the best option when considering its health benefits. Researchers conducted by independent organizations show that organic foods are higher in nutrition content and don’t contain the unwanted preservatives, pesticides and fertilizers that often are found in mass produced foods.
1. They are free from neurotoxins
Neurotoxins are commonly found in pesticides and have damaging effects on health especially on the brain and nerve cells. This toxin was originally developed as a biochemical weapon during the World War I. When there was no longer use for them, the producers used them to kill pests.
2. More nutritional benefits
Organically grown food has more health benefits because it contains vitamins, minerals and micronutrients than commercially grown food because the soil used in organic farming is managed by sustainable practices.
3. Tastes better
Organically grown food is not only good for your health but they are also surprisingly delicious. The well balanced soil used in organic farming produces strong plants. Most organic plants are cultivated for their taste and not for their appearance.
4. Reduce water and soil pollution
The chemicals in agricultural pesticides are contaminating the environment. The fertilizers can strip the natural health content of the soil and can render it barren after years of continues exposure to fertilizer. The water supply can also be contaminated because of the use of agricultural chemicals which has an adverse affect on people’s health. Organic practices do not permit the use of toxic chemicals in farming which is beneficial for the environment and the consumer.
5. Preserve agricultural diversity
There has been a rampant loss of crop species in the last century. Relying on one or two food varieties is dangerous because it limits people’s access to abundant health food sources. Growing an assorted range of food should be done to ensure that there is enough food throughout the year.
Eating organic not only gives you enriched foods without the added harm from pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. But it does improve the quality of nutrients you are taking in, and in return your body will thank you.
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