As Americans become more health conscious, the popularity of organic food continues to be on the rise. Many of us know that organic foods are generally regarded as healthier and are grown without the use of pesticides and other dangerous chemicals. But what exactly are the health benefits of organic foods?
Organic food is 25% more nutritious than conventional foods in terms of minerals and vitamins. Most conventional foods supplement or replace minerals and vitamins with chemicals or preservatives that are more harmful to your health.
Antioxidants are more abundant and richer in organic foods. In conventional foods, foreign chemicals such as pesticides and preservatives cause minerals and vitamins to react adversely upon exposure, resulting in fewer antioxidants.
Organic foods lack exposure to pesticides. Controlled medical studies have shown that eating foods high in pesticides may result in developmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.
In reality, the cost of organic food is lower than conventional foods, especially when you add in the healthcare costs associated with eating conventional foods. Eating processed and conventional foods can lead to poor health as a result of getting fewer vitamins and minerals that keep your body healthy.
Foods that have been genetically modified can have a negative impact on a person’s immune system strength and development. Eating a diet high in genetically modified foods can cause a person to develop issues with sexual dysfunction, allergies, and cancer.
Organic beef and meats that come from grass-fed animals are generally leaner, have less fat marbling, and have higher levels of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. On the other hand, conventional meats that come from grain-fed animals generally receive higher amounts of antibiotics, have more internal fat, and have higher levels of Omega-6 oils, which can lead to inflammation in the human body.
Eating organic foods is a great first step you can take to becoming healthier and ensuring that you experience fewer health issues as you age. Switching to organic foods can result in a lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and other illnesses, especially as you become older.
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