ORGANIC FOOD & IT’S BENEFITS

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According to Forbes, some consumers buy organic food because they believe it is better for the environment and even more so for health-related reasons. But, do you really know all the benefits of this type of diet?

LESS PLAGUICIDES

Fruits, vegetables and grains labeled as organic are grown without the use of most synthetic pesticides or artificial fertilizers.

A 2014 meta-analysis in the “British Journal of Nutrition” found that organically grown vegetables were not only less likely to contain detectable levels of pesticides, but due to differences in fertilization techniques, they were also 48% less likely to test positive for cadmium, a toxic heavy metal that accumulates in the liver and kidneys.

VITAMINS, MINERALS AND ANTIOXIDANTS

In a recent study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the results they found were grown in soils or substrates free of external agents, fruits or vegetables absorbed 40% more antioxidants.

In turn, these foods can have a greater amount of nutrients extracted from the earth and fewer elements that harm health since the use of fertilizers, additives or any artificial pesticide that in the long term cause damage to human health is reduced.

LESS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Today’s agriculture is known to have an impact on the environment through the use of extremely strong chemicals.

Meanwhile, organic farming uses less energy and conserves water; making the organic cultivation process be reflected in a positive way in the carbon footprint, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and thus fighting against climate change.

In conclusion, the best option to lead a healthy life and with less harmful pesticide residues, organic crops are the best food option for you and your whole family.

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