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5 Reasons to Support Eating Organic
September 24, 2020
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Eating organic isn’t just for hipsters anymore, it’s becoming more and more mainstream and it’s not as costly as it used to be. There is a growing body of evidence to support why we should eat organic.

One of the most important aspects of staying healthy is with the food that we eat. The food that we eat every day determines the kind of nutrients that we get into our bodies.

Micronutrients are critical to optimal health and wellness and we get them from our food, we can’t make all of the vitamins and minerals that we need for our bodies to function properly.

Eating organic has been frowned upon by a large part of our society in the US as fast food and processed food products are made available in the groceries and supermarkets. These processed foods are advertised with gusto backed by large budgets, they’re even subsidized by our government.

Organic options are superior in beneficial outcomes to the body than their artificial and processed counterparts. Here are 5 reasons why you may want to start eating organic.

Better Bowel Movement

Organic food, which usually comes in the form of fresh produce, and organically fed animals contribute to a higher stability in bowel movement. For one, the fiber content of fresh produce is still intact and almost undamaged. This high fiber content or quality is able to absorb the fluid in the intestines and form a solid fecal mass, good for excretion.

Think of these fibers as a broom passed through our intestines. The higher quality of the bristles, the better efficiency there is in sweeping away old fecal deposits in the intestinal tract. This, therefore, allows better nutrient absorption on succeeding nutrient passes.

Reduced Chemicals and Pesticides

With artificially prepared products and conventional produce and meat we are ingesting all the pesticides and artificial drug enhancers that were used in the growing process. Some of these harmful chemicals like glyphosate, a known carcinogen, can be harmful and no amount of cooking or cleaning will completely get rid of it.

Check out the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 for easy organic shopping!

More Nutrients

Organic foods retain the natural amount of nutritive value that they should ideally be containing. As opposed to artificially processed foods, these organic foods have not yet been subjected to the different processing methods which transform the original food product into several forms. Changing its structure, and applying heat to these organic foods, as well as with simple slicing, would cause a part of the nutrient value to disintegrate and be lost in the whole process.

The biggest culprit here are canned goods which have passed through countless processing bins, and artificial flavorings to produce the replica of a supposed food product. Furthermore, the main harmful ingredient of canned goods is preservatives. Simply put, preservatives are chemical agents used to lessen the normal process of deterioration of all organic products.

Better Environment

With the method of growing for organic food products, the environment is saved from chemical alteration by the chemicals and pesticides that should have been otherwise used. Ecological balance is helped maintained in this method and would result to a better living environment of the individual as well.

Eating organic is a good way to maximize nutritive efficiency and keep your body functioning properly!

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About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner.

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There are 2 comments

  • World Spinner says:

    Staying Healthy With Organic Food | The Rogue Cookie…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  • I really hope for our sakes and our children’s that some day it all goes back to organic. The only way to shop and eat, oh I miss summer and my farmer’s market.

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