Do you know why organic foods always cost higher than non-organic foods? It is because they are produced, prepared, and processed without the use of any chemicals.
Let us share with you a secret today about the 5 amazing health benefits of eating organic foods and why are they worth the value!
- They Are Non-GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Organic foods are free of GMOs, which is a leading cause of slower brain development, internal organ injury, gastrointestinal disorders, and digestive tract thickening.
- Pesticide and Chemical Free
Organic foods are chemical and pesticide-free, which makes them the best option for better overall health. Besides, they did promote a healthier lifestyle, especially for children who may be exposed to pesticide toxins during their developmental years.
- Lesser Heavy Metals
Since organic farming does not use agrochemical in crop production, toxic metal consumption is reduced. New research confirms that organic crops have 48% lower levels of toxic metal cadmium than conventional crops.
- Better For Immune System
Since organic foods aren't altered in any way, the chances of your immune system deteriorating are greatly diminished when you consume them. Moreover, organic foods have better quality and higher vitamins and minerals, which aid in the strengthening of the human immune system.
- Avoiding Possible Health Risks
Organic food is not produced or processed with the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. It does not contain any hazardous chemicals that may be harmful to human health. Natural strategies such as green manure fertilization and crop rotation for pest and disease control produce safer and healthier final food products.
In summary, there are also several health benefits of eating organics. For example, good for the environment, positive effects of antioxidant contents, antibiotic resistance, better taste on it, poison-free and lessened chances of food-borne illness.
It’s definitely worth investing in your food quality and diet now than having to suffer from health issues and high medical bills in the future.
Written By: Ng Kai Wen
BSc.(Hons). Food Science with Nutrition
Reviewed By: Jasmine Lim
Love Earth Organic Nutritionist
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Dietetics (major) & Food Science (minor)
Iowa State University, USA