The Benefits of Eating Organic
Are you curious every time you see an “organic” sticker placed on your fruits and veggies?
The difference between organic eating vegetables/food and non-organic is all about how the food is processed and grown. Organic fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, and so on are produced without pesticides, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), antibiotics, growth hormones, and irradiation (a way to preserve food with radiation). These foods are also free of artificial flavors or colors. To many, organic foods are simply “cleaner.” According to a food additive regulation study, thousands of chemicals can be added to conventional packaged foods - and they’re often linked to long-term health risks!
So while buying organic might just seem like a health trend, there are a handful of reasons why it might be worth a try. Check out our top five reasons why!
Compared to conventionally grown food, organic foods are richer in nutrients - specifically omega-3 fatty acids and certain types of flavonoids. Organic farming enhances the nutrients of the soil, which are then passed on to the plants (this also helps the taste!)
Strong nourishment of the soil leads to well-nourished plants, giving foods a high nutritional content and optimal flavor. While taste is a subjective experience, the sugar content in organically grown fruits and vegetables also provides them with extra taste - yum!
An increased intake of polyphenolics and antioxidants have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular challenges, neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers. Since organic foods are naturally higher in antioxidants, you can feel confident you’re helping your body feel its best!
Organic plants have greater metabolic and structural integrity in their cellular structure when compared to conventional crops. This gives them a longer and healthier life on your countertop. Save time and money with fewer trips to the store!If you’re ready to give organic produce a try, browse our selection of fruits and veggies today! Fill your crate and have them delivered right to your door or ready for pick up at our location in 60-minutes.