Going organic is definitely the best way to go and definitely part of a healthy lifestyle. Back in the days of our grandparents, organic food was just called…food. Now with the rise of pesticides, poisons and corporations, gobs of money seems to part of the equation.
Imagine if I took a head of lettuce and sprinkled some bug poison all over each leaf. Then right before I gave it to you, I said don’t worry I will wash it off under the sink. Would you still make a salad after I washed it? No? That’s what eating non-organic is all about. Out of site-out of mind!
Non-Organic farmers are spraying chemical pesticides and poisons all over your food, the only difference is…you don’t see it so you assume it’s fine to eat. Hey, if they sell it at the local grocery store it has to be safe, right??
Is Organic Food Better For You
There are 40% more antioxidants in organic food. What do antioxidants do? Studies have proven that pesticides can adversely affect the nervous system, increase the risk of all types of cancer, and decrease fertility. Yuk! It has been proven that in organic foods, there are higher levels of vitamins and beneficial minerals, all which are needed for healthy lifestyle.
What is Organic
Current USDA regulations allow food products that contain 95-100% certified organic ingredients to use the USDA Organic seal. These regulations:
Calling it Organic will prohibit the use of chemical fertilizers, various synthetic substances, irradiation, sewage sludge, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in organic production.
Calling it Organic will prohibit antibiotic and synthetic hormone use in organic meat and poultry.
Calling it Organic will require 100% organic feed for organic livestock.