Our family has bought organic products for a long time. Because we have committed to our health and wellness we try to pay attention to not only our workout routines but what we put into and on our bodies as well. But why does it matter whether it's organic? If you are getting your 5 fruits and veggies a day and avoiding fatty, fast foods, isn't that enough? Unfortunately no.
Eating healthier is a great first step but the next logical step is going organic.
5 Reasons Why You Should Go Organic
- Avoid the chemicals - There are over 600 chemicals approved by the FDA for agricultural use in the United States. While the FDA has processes in place to test food for long term healthy effects, the National Academy of Sciences reports that 90% of the chemicals applied to foods have not been tested. Going organic for your body products is just as important. Sixty percent of what you put on your body is absorbed into your bloodstream.
Avoid hormones, drugs and antibiotics - More than 90% of drugs, hormones and antibiotics consumed by Americans is found in meat.
Protect the environment - By buying organic you encourage companies to start making more products. This is great for our environment because what they are putting in the soil eventually makes it to our water sources. Who wants all of that 600+ chemicals in our water?
Get more nutrients - Because of the sustainability of organic farming, the soil has more nutrients and in turn your food is more nutritious.
It tastes better - Don't believe me? Try it. Start shopping organic today and taste the difference for yourself.
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