By Amber L'Estrange, Art by: Le Petit Bateau
There are COUNTLESS reasons why we should strictly, only be putting organic food and beauty products in/onto our bodies.
The fact that our children are exposed to more harmful pesticides, additives, colorings, sugars and environmental toxins than EVER before in history is alone a good reason to make the effort to put chemical-free, safe food on their plate.
Before I list some health effects non-organic foods have on our precious human bodies, please, ponder on the idea that perhaps there is a link between the fact that obesity has become #1 health concern among parents and this rapidly growing manipulation of our food supply.
Could this toxic overload in foods be contributing to the 1 out of 3 children that are chronically overweight or obese in America?
The fact that obesity rates have trippled over the past 30 years just maaaay be related to the fact that parents and schools are supplying their children with harmful foods on a daily basis.
First step is educating oneself on what is poison and what is medicine so we can protect our own health and the health of our family.
Reasons to eat organic
If you are concerned about the cost of living an organic life, never fear, there are ways to eat organic and actually SAVE. Thrivemarket.com is an online supermarket that offers organic produce and superfoods at a discounted price.
Shopping for fresh produce at your local Farmers Market is also a great way to support local farmers, and get better prices.
There is also a dirty dozens list that presents foods that are the most densely sprayed with chemicals which are hard to get off. It also lists food that are less dangerous to eat when non-organic. If you cant afford to buy all organic then only buy organic on the foods that your know are toxic when they are NON-organic!
What are some of YOUR experiences with organic/non-organic food and how it has affected your body? Let us know in the comments section, PLEASE!