Why Organic is Healthier

Why Is It Healthier to Go Organic?

Going organic is right for you for several reasons. Well, aside from organic is healthier 🙂 For starters, it means that you won’t be consuming unnatural chemicals or other potentially harmful ingredients. At the same time, though, it also means that you are embracing more natural ingredients and generally striving to live a little more in-keeping with nature and the way that your body evolved to live.

It means making conscious choices when it comes to your skincare products, even your cleaning products!

And this can have enormous benefits for your overall health.

Food

The most obvious example of this is what you eat. If you eat natural fruits and vegetables, then that means that you could potentially be eating trace amounts of toxic pesticides. These are human-made poisons that are being sprayed on our food and our crops, and so it isn’t hard to see how this might be a problem!

Indeed, pesticides have been shown in a large number of studies to be associated with a range of health problems, both short-term and long-term. In the short term, they have been associated with headaches and nausea. In the long run, they have even been linked to cancer.

And it’s not just that non-organic foods can be unhealthy either. It’s also true that organic foods have additional health benefits. This is because organic foods will be fed with other natural ingredients, which in turn provide them with more nutrition. Thus, those animals and plants become healthier, thereby being more nutrient-dense themselves.

This can be seen easily when we look at the difference between corn-fed and grass-fed beef. Those cows that have been able to live on their natural food source (grass) can benefit from better nutrition, which in turn results in a healthier, tastier, and more nutritious cut of meat.

Skincare Products

And this doesn’t just apply to what you eat either. It also goes for organic shampoos, organic skincare products, etc. Many people will find that products that use harsh, unnatural ingredients are much more likely to result in skin rashes or other unpleasant reactions. Conversely, using natural ingredients in things that will come into contact with your skin will often help to provide natural, gentle nourishment.

Did you know that when you use soap, it gets absorbed into your bloodstream? The same goes for shampoo.

Final Thought

So here’s a good rule: don’t use anything you wouldn’t be happy eating!

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Additional Resources

Why Organic is Healthier

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