There is a lot of discussion about the benefits of eating an organic diet. Beyond the health risks associated with chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides used on our foods, organic foods are also more nutritious. There are several reasons why organic foods are more nutritious than conventionally farmed foods and it is important that we understand these reasons so we can make healthy decisions about our diet.
Soil Quality Is Everything
Organic foods are grown without chemical fertilizers. Chemical fertilizers boost the growth of a food without provided the full range of nutrients the plant normally contains. Organic farming methods focus on soil quality to get produce to grow. They use a range of methods from composting to manures to improve the nutrient density of the soil. As plants grow, they absorb all these nutrients from these organic methods, leaving the produce to be rich with vitamins and minerals. When we eat organic foods over conventionally grown foods, we end up getting more nutrients from our food.
Organic Foods Don’t Need Chemical Help
With a nutrient rich soil, crops are able to develop their natural protections against pests, disease, and fungus. On the other hand, since conventionally farmed produce is typically grown on depleted soil, it does not have the natural defenses and so farmers use chemical agents. Since it is healthier, organically grown produce does not need all the chemical agents used in conventionally farmed produce, just like how when we give our bodies all the right nutrients, we are less likely to develop illnesses.
The Issue With GMOs
A lot of non-organic produce contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs are created to help plants grow in poor soil, to work with herbicides and pesticides, and to grow faster and larger. GMOs are new and there is not that much information available about whether or not they are healthy. There have been a lot of research studies that show that GMOs do not contain the same nutrients as their organic counterparts, so you are better off avoiding these products if you want to eat the healthiest food available.
Given all these factors, organically grown produce is healthier than conventionally grown produce. This is why at Feel Great 365, we are committed to only using organic ingredients in our supplements. With organic ingredients, we are able to ensure that all of our supplements offer the full amount of nutrition your body needs. So if you are looking to eat the healthiest food possible, make sure that you stick to the organic aisle.