Modern day farming practices mean our food is often laced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), harmful pesticides, and synthetic fertilisers. Whilst you might have thought you’re eating a healthy and well balanced diet, it should come as no surprise that consuming all these toxic chemicals make it difficult to achieve optimal health.
Luckily, organic farming still exists; it’s a great way to be kinder to the environment, and our bodies. Here are 5 reasons to go organic!
Organic is richer in nutrients
It’s not so surprising, but research has shown that the nutritional value of food can be dramatically reduced by the use of synthetic farming methods. Organic food, which is grown naturally, is richer in nutrients such as Vitamin C and antioxidants. Minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium are also more present in organic foods.
They don’t contain neurotoxins
These are toxins which are damaging to your nerves and brain cells. A certain type of pesticide, which is still commonly used in the farming industry, was once used as a toxic nerve agent during the First World War; that’s how deadly it can be. Once there was no longer a use for it in combat, it was adapted to kill pests living on our food.
They support child growth
As children grow and develop, they are much more susceptible to the negative effects of consuming toxins. Organic food helps their bodies grow without exposing them to these harmful chemicals, which in later life, could have a serious impact on their health.
It’s tried and tested
Our ancestors ate nothing but organic food, so we know that this is a safe and healthy option. However, 80% of our current diets consist of food which has been laced with toxic chemicals, and it’s only very recently that they have become a daily part of our diet. It’s still an experiment, and in the near future, we could be seeing a wide scale epidemic as a result of consuming pesticides.
For obvious reasons, GMOs, pesticides, and synthetic fertilisers are damaging not only to us, but to our environment. Due to the use of these chemicals, environmental damage has been inflicted on many areas of the world. Organic farming supports our ground and fields and is a sustainable option for the future.