Eating Fewer Pesticides

  October 2, 2011  |    Blog

Fewer pesticides in your food means fewer pesticides in your body. Yes, it’s true–studies have shown that our bodies hold on to pesticides, so eliminating them from your diet is a surefire way to help to eliminate them from your body. And eating organically will help ensure that the foods you eat are chemical and pesticide free.

What is “organic?”

The word “organic” refers to the way that products are grown and processed. Produce must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), and petroleum-based or sewage-sludge-based fertilizers.

Organic livestock must have access to the outdoors, must be fed organic feed, and may not be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal by-products.

Though the data in unclear as to whether organic foods are better for you than conventionally grown foods, there are studies that show that foods grown organically have more nutrients, such as antioxidants, than conventionally grown foods. Therefore, there is much talk about organic foods being better for the environment and us.

Organic food generally costs more and when the cost of food keeps rising, you may be wondering how can you even think about paying for organic food. Tomorrow, we’ll give tips about which foods you should buy organic and which are unnecessary. And the next day, we’ll give tips for getting organic foods at a lower price.

Do you try to avoid pesticides? If so, what do you do?

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