33 Reasons Why Organic Food Is Better For Us All

Sure, you’ve heard all the hype about organic food, but there are still skeptics out there who don’t think it matters. They just eat any old thing and then they wonder why they feel so bad all the time and don’t have any energy. Duh. As it turns out, though, organic food isn’t just better for them, it’s better for everybody, and that includes ‘Mr. Environment’ and ‘Mother Earth.’ The skeptics, though, still want a specific reason why organic food is so much better.  Well, here are 33 of them:

 

 

 

1. Organic farming is better for the wildlife that are around it.

2. Organic farming is a lot better for the soil in which things are grown.

3. Organic food is better when it comes to animal reproduction.

4. Organic food can help you avoid a stroke

5. Organic food can help you avoid a heart attack

6. Eating organic food can help reduce your risk of cancer.

7. There are more nutrients in organic food.

8. Testing of organic apples show that they are better in virtually every way.

9. Organic crops raises more food faster, so it could feed the world.

10. Organic farming helps protect us from climate change.

11. Even in drought conditions, there are higher yields with organic foods.

12. Organic food is safer because of the lack of dangerous pesticides.

13. Organic farming doesn’t use any chemical herbicides to kill weeds.

14. Organic farming doesn’t use any chemical insecticides to protect their crops.

15. Only natural fertilizers are used at organic farms.

16. Organic farmers treat their animals humanely.

17. Farmers who are organic have clean housing and outdoor areas for animals.

18. On an organic farm, animals are not given growth hormones and antibiotics.

19. There are forty percent more antioxidants in organic vegetables and fruits.

20. There are sixty percent more antioxidants in organic milk.

21. It can make men more virile and increase their sperm count.

22. Children can benefit from organic because they don’t receive so many chemicals during their most formative years.

23. Pregnant women who eat organic can have better pregnancies and healthier babies.

24. Organic foods can guard against hyperactivity.

25. Migraines can be lessened by eating organic foods.

26. Eating organic food can help protect bones against things like osteoporosis.

27. Organic farming replaces all of the minerals lost from the soil, so the new crop of organic plants can have access to them as well.

28. Organic produce doesn’t have the extra water weight that conventional produce does, so you’re just paying for the food, not a bunch of diluted food in water.

29. If you eat organic you can ward off illnesses better and recover faster from the ones that you do get.

30. If you’re older, eating organic can help keep you from losing neurological functions as quickly.

31. Organic food is free of any genetic modifications.

32. There aren’t any hidden costs, like the ones for pesticide removal from drinking water from conventional farming.

33. Organic farms have high standards and are inspected often, so they have to live up to what they say they are doing.

The next time someone chides you for eating organic and wants to know what’s so great about it, you can give them something from this list. Better yet, print it out and hand it to them. Let them pick their favorite reason.

Sources:

http://www.earthfuture.com/earth/Organic%20-%2010%20Reasons.pdf
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/organic-food/NU00255
http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2007/10/organic_food_better_for_you.html
http://www.organicconsumers.org/organic/organic_health_062903.cfm
http://www.soilassociation.org/web/sa/saweb.nsf/Living/10reasons.html

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14 thoughts on “33 Reasons Why Organic Food Is Better For Us All

  1. This list is cool and all but I’m a bit concerned about where you are hearing these facts. You cant just write things down that you have heard or read and call them facts. There would need to be a lot of research extensive research done in order to really prove some of these facts like conventional food causing diseases such as cancer. I’m not against organic food by any means. I just think we need to be careful with what we label as fact. It’s not proven that organic has a better nutritional value than conventional. Any article or book you read will be up front with that, they’ve not found enough consistency in order to prove organic having a better nutritional value. That doesn’t mean it’s not better like I’ve said, I just find a lot of these websites to not have thorough foundations or research to back up their “facts” and this is what I find with many of my organic friends they don’t have hard and fast facts but they do have a hard and fast defense against conventional food.

  2. Organic food is better , duh , because it doesnt have poison in it…yeah, its more expensive, but its the way it should have been in the 1st place…just think of non-organic as junk that you shouldnt eat. I know, its pricey…but I think its important for me to start eating organic now. Safer.

    Jill

  3. Organic gardening is catching on, thank goodness. The up side to the oil shortage is growers are seeking out alternative ways to fertilizer. It is cheaper to use organic methods, in the short run and the long run. Go organic!

  4. GO!! Organic food!! I think we should all try really hard to get more natural foods, especially organic natural foods like fruits/veggies/nuts/seeds into our bodies! The rates of cancers, heart disease, etc, will go WAAAAAYYYY down! I guarantee it… go to farmer’s markets if you cant afford grocery store prices. You will ge the “freshest” possible foods at the lowest prices, so it makes sense, right?

    I think most people know organic is better, of course they realize that, but its so inconvenient to go out of your way and usually pay extra too…but its what our bodies require to stay in tip top heathy condition.

    If you don’t spend the money now on organic foods, you’ll be spending 100 TIMES more on doctors down the road. Thanks for this amazing article!

    Sheila

  5. Organic foods are made according to certain production standards, meaning they are grown without the use of conventional pesticides and artificial fertilizers.Now I buy only green product.

  6. Fantastic list! I’ve been buying mostly organic products for 5 years now and my only regret is not doing so sooner.

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