3. Nutritional value. Another reason eating organic foods is a great choice is their intrinsic health. Simply put, organic foods have higher nutritional value than non-organic foods. The chemicals used to keep our non-organic fruits and vegetables looking beautiful right up to the dinner plate actually kill microorganisms in the soil they are grown in. These chemicals prevent soil from enriching our food with nutrients; but organic foods avoid this problem!
4. Healthy soil. Not using chemicals in soil helps keep soil healthy. This healthy soil feeds the organic plants, which give carbon back in return. This process leaves us with better soil in the long run and a healthier environment.
5. Fewer carbon emissions. Organic foods are also better for the environment because organic foods more often than not are locally grown. Locally grown foods don’t have to be trucked across the country, which helps reduce carbon emissions.
6. Taste! Lastly, organic foods simply taste better!
Some people have been slow to catch the organic craze, often saying that the extra cost is not worth it. However, as organic food becomes more popular and more and more people start growing it, prices will continue to fall. Take a walk around your local farmer’s market and you may be surprised to find that often times the prices are comparable to non-organic foods, especially if you buy fruits and vegetables in season.
Organic food is an investment in your life that will pay off in the long run. It will keep you healthier and happier. What more could we ask for from our food?