There is a whole slew of information out about certified organic vs. conventional. For every reason not to opt for organic, there is a better reason why you should. Think about it for yourself…
Is certified organic food really better?
Yes! The idea behind conventional farming is that we are enhancing the growth of a plant with chemicals and then applying more chemicals so that the plant remains perfect until it is harvested. You may recall your mother saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” There was no mention of organic in that line, right? That’s because we didn’t need to use the word organic. Food used to be grown much more simply. In other words, everything was organic without even being labeled as such.
Organic foods are growing in popularity.
Many conventional grocery stores now have their own certified organic section. Why? Because consumers have demanded it. This growing movement towards organic is basically stating that people care about what they put into their bodies. It is common sense to eat organic foods and juices.
Non-Organic foods contain pesticides and toxins.
The body beautifully and naturally filters out toxins, BUT the problem remains that if your regular diet contains pesticides, you may be overloading your system with an accumulation of too many toxins. When this happens, the organs that function to detox the body become weakened. This can lead to a variety of health ailments. Even the EPA considers a high percentage of pesticides to be carcinogenic.
Organic Foods Help to Detoxify
Strengthen your liver, the powerhouse of detoxification. If you can’t commit to certified organic 100% of the time, create ways to help your body detox. Daily intake of organic juice is incredibly cleansing and alkalizing. Start your day with a raw green juice on an empty stomach to flush toxins, support your immune system, and jumpstart your digestion each morning. A 5 day cleanse once each season will help support your liver and overall health.
Know where your food is coming from and how it’s grown.
Visit a local certified organic farm. Research farm to table delivery services. Locate your nearest farmers market. Find out how to regularly access the best food for you and your family.
Grow your own food.
Explore how you can eat within your climate and season by growing your own foods. Perhaps down the road, you’ll be inspired to transform that (beautiful yet purposeless) lawn around your house into an edible garden. Imagine driving through a neighborhood and seeing food growing everywhere. You can change the world by starting with how you live in your own little space.