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You may have heard the advice that you should eat more organic food, but why? It isn’t
just about using less pesticides, though that is definitely high on the list. Here are some
different reasons why using organic food as much as possible can be good for you and
Less Pesticides in Your Food
Of course, the first reason you want to choose as much organic food as possible is
because it won’t use any pesticides or other toxins that are not necessary. When you
buy food that is organic, it is first grown without any fertilizers or insecticides. This is
also why organic produce tends to go bad faster than regular produce; but that’s a good
thing! With processed or pre-packaged foods, organic options will have less additives
and preservatives that really don’t need to be there.
You Are More Encouraged to Eat Your Produce
Because fresh produce tends to go bad quickly, buying organic and spending more on
the high-quality stuff will further encourage you to use it before it goes bad. This is going
to give you multiple benefits. First of all, you will eat healthier because you want to use
up all that produce that was likely more expensive. Plus, you end up saving money
because you eat more of your produce instead of just letting it go to waste and basically
throwing your money in garbage.
Animals Are Treated More Humanely
Organic products that come from animal sources, like milk, eggs, cheese, beef, and
pork will also mean the animals were treated more humanely. The cows and chickens
are fed hormones, the animals are typically grass and pasture-fed and the chickens also
have more room to roam. This is wonderful for the environment, and buying organic
eggs and meat also means it is more likely to come from small, neighborhood farms,
letting you know you are supporting your local communities.
With organic pre-packaged and processed foods, you aren’t going to have as many
additives. This means far less artificial colors and flavors, and more ingredients you
recognize. Flip to the back of an organic can of soup and you will notice ingredients like
broth, vegetables, broiled chicken, herbs, ands pieces A regular can of soup has a lot of
ingredients you probably can’t even pronounce, plus a lot of added salt and
preservatives to keep it fresher longer.
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