Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen or heard the terms organic and GMO. You might have an inkling that organic foods are supposed to be healthier, but you also might be wondering why a slightly pricier organic apple is in fact healthier than a non-organic apple? I get this question a lot - so I wanted to simplify and uncover why organic eating, which is also non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) eating, may be the holy grail of nutrition resulting in a healthier you, environment and world. Let's start with a simple question to illuminate why eating organic is so imperative..
--"Who would you rather pay - your local organic farmer or your local hospital?"--
If you want to be proactive when it comes to your health, you’d choose your local organic farmer. Up until the 1950s, the vast majority of our food was organic and non-GMO. But today we need these labels to help us, savvy consumers, make informed choices about our foods and supplements. If optimal health is a concern of yours then you’ll want to better understand:
1) How to avoid pesticides and genetically modified foods.
2) How to select the most densely nutritious foods and supplements possible and..
3) How to make choices that most align with your environmental and global values.
Organic Eating 101: Pesticides and Toxins
Pesticides are poisons designed to kill thin