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7 REASONS TO BUY ORGANIC FOOD

 

More and more Australians are turning to organic food in their regular weekly shop, and for good reason. Popular opinion tells us that organic is good for us, but do we really know why?

For a start, organically grown food is free from harmful chemicals. It’s also loaded with nutrients and is the smart choice to preserve the environment. And the fact that it tastes great makes the decision to embrace this global trend pretty convincing.

Here are 7 reasons why it’s better to go organic.

1. No harmful chemicals
Chemicals are poison and unfortunately, they are present in commercially grown food. We also don’t know the long-term effects on our health that ingesting a cocktail of chemicals will cause. Organic farmers don’t use chemicals or pesticides on their crops, guaranteeing fresh food right from the source.

2. No GMOs
Chemicals are poison and unfortunately, they are present in commercially grown food. We also don’t know the long-term effects on our health that ingesting a cocktail of chemicals will cause. Organic farmers don’t use chemicals or pesticides on their crops, guaranteeing fresh food right from the source.

3. It’s better for the environment
Organic farms are committed to preserving the environment. They focus on sustainability and respect the natural biodiversity of the environment by using organic fertilisers and crop rotations which help to combat soil erosion and lead to less groundwater pollution. And, organic farming creates stable habitats for local wildlife.

4. It’s better for you
There are more nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and enzymes than what you’ll find in commercially grown food. A number of significant studies have shown that when comparing the nutritional value of organic against commercially
grown vegetables, fruits and grains, organic comes out on top. On average, organically grown foods provide more than 20% iron, 27% more vitamin C, almost 30% more magnesium and over 13% more phosphorous.

5. It tastes great
As a rule, organically grown foods taste better because well-balanced and nourished soil produces strong and healthy plants and you’ll be able to enjoy the real taste of the food without any additives, unnecessary flavouring and artificial preservatives.

6. Future generations will benefit
Buying organically grown foods will help to create a sustainable future for many generations to come. While research shows that pesticides can be related to birth defects, neurological problems and cancer, by going organic you can do your bit to build stronger generations.

7. Avoid hormones and other drugs in animal products
Antibiotics, drugs and growth hormones are directly passed into meat and dairy products from the feed of animals that are not organically raised. This cocktail of additives passes to us and can weaken the immune system and cause a multitude of health problems.

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