For some people, whether or not to buy organic is still up for debate. For me, it ended a long time ago. Is organic farming perfect? Probably not. As with anything, I’m sure there are a few bad apples and the regulations themselves could probably be improved, especially as science and research continue to evolve, and the industry grows.
All of that aside…
Here are 3 reasons I eat organic as much as possible.
- I avoid “obesogens” – chemicals that make us fat – often found in pesticides used on conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. These chemicals get stored in our fat cells and make us fat. They also change the structure of fat cells, increasing their size and number.
- I have Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. Chemicals used to grow non-organic food are often endocrine-disrupting; meaning they impair how my hormones and organs function. This leads to various modern diseases that have become all too common, including thyroid dysfunction, ADHD, depression and other ailments.
- It’s better for the farm workers. I recently completed a course on environmental toxins and how they impact our health through our food supply. When I think about the degree to which those who grow and harvest my food are exposed, I feel compelled to eat organic. Workers on organic farms are exposed to significantly lower amounts of harmful pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides compared to non-organic farm workers. I consider buying organic an act of kindness, not only for my body but for planet Earth.
Eating organic – including and especially meat, eggs and grass-fed butter – has become so important to me that it often impacts my decisions to eat out or cook at home, how I navigate events, parties, holiday gatherings, etc.
Here are some of my tricks for eating clean:
- Eat a good meal at home before going out to any event. This makes me less hungry when I’m out, and it’s easier to avoid eating the wrong things.
- Skip the meat. If a restaurant/event doesn’t have wild caught seafood or pasture-raised meat, I’ll opt for the vegetarian dish for my entrée. Toxins tend to be stored in fat cells – avoiding conventionally raised meat will save you from a big dose of pesticides, antibiotics, and other toxins.
- Fill up on vegetables. Order the salad as your appetizer and swap the starch for extra veggies for your main meal.
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