Chemicals in food? No thank you! Food companies, grocery stores and concerned shoppers are making the switch to organic foods now more than ever. This trend is growing because organic food has a number of wonderful benefits that people are recognizing. Here’s why we always shop organic:
Organic Food Contains Less Pesticides
Vegetables and fruit are often sprayed with pesticides to ward off pesky critters and bugs. But these pesticides are then present in the food that you and your family are ingesting. The same poisons that deter insects shouldn’t be a regular item on your dinner table. Certain toxins present in pesticides have been linked with developmental disorders in children. We’d rather not take the chance, so we opt for organic.
If you choose to buy only certain foods organic, buy organic versions of the ‘dirty dozen‘ as they typically carry the highest pesticide load.
- Sweet Bell Pepper
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Snap Peas
- Hot Peppers
- Collard Greens
Organic Foods May Have Greater Health Benefits
Recent research from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom suggests that organic foods have more key antioxidants than traditionally grown crops. Antioxidants are essential for a healthy immune system and better quality of life. The researchers found that switching to organic foods would “provide additional antioxidants equivalent to eating between 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day.”
Organic Food Tastes Better
When a plant grows without pesticides, its taste is often enhanced. So biting into a juicy organic apple is not only a wonderful way to get a good dose of antioxidants for the day, it’s tastier than its non-organic counterpart. Talk about a win-win situation.
Speaking of taste, Hero Nutritionals Yummi Bears Organics Complete Multi-Vitamins recently won a Taste for Life 2016 Supplement Essentials Award! We think it’s no coincidence that our best-selling, award-winning tasty gummies for kids are organic.
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