Would you eat out of your toilet? What about voluntarily consume arsenic?
That’s exactly what you’re doing when you eat conventionally farmed food according to Animal Feed. Animals raised to be eaten can be fed sewage sludge, arsenic-based drugs and the byproducts of other animals among other not so tasty meals.
Conventionally grown fruit and vegetables are also commonly exposed to highly toxic materials and can legally be genetically modified.
The best way to avoid these toxic factors is to buy organic food and beverages.
Because a product needs to have zero chemicals used in production to be certified as organic, limiting your purchasing to certified products is a good way to protect yourself and your family from the myriad of health issues that can arise from pro-longed exposure to commonly used chemicals.
There are also many other benefits to consuming organic products.
Organic milk and meat have been shown to have approximately 50% more omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind) than their conventionally produced counterparts.
They were also found to have lower levels of less desirable fatty acids and organic milk provides 40% more conjugated linoleic acid than its standard counterpart.
Higher Energy Levels
Not only are the chemicals used in the production of conventional produce toxic but they can also strip foods of their nutrients. Organic food, however, increases its levels of nutrients and flavonoids (those things that make food taste good) through deeper roots and longer ripening periods.
Because of the higher levels of essential vitamins and nutrients present in organic products, you will also see an increase in your energy levels.
Because it is easier for our bodies to process antioxidants from organic sources, and antioxidants support the immune system, an organic diet can improve your immunity to some diseases.
Genetically modified compounds have also been linked to greatly decreased immune system functionality in animals, which humans share a surprisingly large amount of DNA with, so the lack of genetic modification in organic products is also beneficial to consumers.
Reduced ‘toxic burden’
‘Toxic burden’ refers to the buildup of toxins your body can develop from years of consuming chemicals such as pesticides and antibiotics.
Switching to organic produce can help cleanse your body of these nasties and lower levels of poison in your body can only be a good thing.
Better for the environment.
Organic produce is also, by definition, better for the environment.
Because chemicals are a big no no in the organic realm, there’s nothing unnatural being added to soil or waterways through their growth.
Plants are also allowed to mature and “breed” naturally which is another benefit for the Earth.
This list is far from exhaustive but hopefully it has given you a good idea of what an organic diet can do to improve your quality of life.
If you’re interested in finding out more and/or switching to an organic lifestyle, the Organic Food and Beverage Exhibition can offer a wealth of resources. The event is co-hosted by Organic & Natural and will be held at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 18 - 20, 2018.Category : Natural and organic