Jess says: Remember as a child, when vegetables actually tasted like vegetables? A lot of the change in how our food tastes is down to how our modern-day food is now produced. Organic food doesn’t just taste better, it’s much better for you too! Here are my top five reasons to eat organic, which I hope will convince you to make the switch. Eating organic is healthier, tastier and all-round better for both ourselves and our environment.

organic food is higher in essential nutrients

Organic food is up to 60% higher in antioxidants (natural compounds that boost our health, prevent disease and help us deal with toxins) than its non-organic counterparts. Organic milk and meat are also 50% higher in beneficial omega 3 fatty acids. Organic milk is also 40% higher in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), a natural anti-inflammatory.1

organic food is four times lower in toxic pesticides

Pesticides include glycophosphate, which is classed as a probable carcinogen (a substance that causes cancer) and pesticides in our food have been shown to affect brain development in children and developing babies.2

Several studies have confirmed the impact of pesticides (from regularly eating food that has been regularly treated with pesticides) on our nervous systems and even our IQ.3 Worryingly, we have little information on the long-term health impact of consuming pesticides. If all farming was organic, pesticide use…

references:

  1. Organic vs non-organic food – Press Office
  2. Pesticide Exposure and Stunting as Independent Predictors of Neurobehavioral Deficits in Ecuadorian School Children
  3. Pesticides in food can damage the brain and lower IQ, EU study suggests