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How Eating Organic Food Can Benefit You

Most people believe organic food is healthier for you, but why exactly and how can it perhaps help with fighting pelvic pain conditions?


These days, farming methods are often driven by profit. Pesticides are sprayed on crops to keep the produce alive for as long as possible. Similarly, it is more economical to feed inorganic animals than organic animals.

Antibiotics, drugs, toxins, and growth hormones are directly passed into inorganic meat and dairy products. The hormones (usually testosterone and estrogen) promote growth, yet are a threat to our health. Hormone residues in food are said to increase the risk of breast cancer and other reproductive system cancers among women and may promote prostate cancer in men.

Organic food is produced or involved in production without the use of chemical fertilizers, toxins, pesticides, or other artificial ingredients. Specific requirements must be met and maintained for products to be labelled organic because this food cannot be genetically modified in any way. Choosing organic food is the only way to be sure the food and genetically engineered means of production stay out of your diet.

In my experience, organically grown foods generally taste better as well, because I think nourished, well balanced soil produces healthy, strong plants and it is often fresher since it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer.

Unfortunately, organic food is currently still more expensive than inorganic food, but I try to always pick organic food where possible, especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables. If I must buy non-organic (and trust me, it happens) I ensure to wash the non-organic fruit and vegetables thoroughly.

Some tips that may help with higher costs:

Buy inorganic fruit & vegetables you need to peel. When you remove the skin, you are removing a layer of toxins already.

Start your own veggie garden!

Check for a local supplier providing organic fruits & vegetables. Some might deliver for a more reasonable cost than the supermarkets.

 

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