Why Choose Organic? Unveiling the Benefits

Why Choose Organic? Unveiling the Benefits



In a world where health and environmental consciousness are on the rise, more and more people are turning to organic foods. Same here; we're on a mission to only offer organic foods!

But what exactly makes organic food stand out? Let's peel back the layers and explore the reasons behind this shift (and why we totally root for it!).


It all comes down to how your food, whether fresh produce, legumes, grains, eggs, dairy, meat, or processed foods, was made, grown, farmed or raised.

When something is classified as organic, there is no use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), antibiotics, growth hormones, or irradiation. Instead, organic farming relies on natural methods and practices.

Organic farming isn't just about what happens above ground; it's about nurturing the soil beneath our feet.

Organic farmers are the custodians of soil health, employing techniques like cover cropping and crop rotation to enrich the earth.

By enhancing soil organic matter, they bolster its water retention capacity, mitigating the impacts of droughts and floods. 

Improving soil organic matter also helps it absorb and store carbon and other nutrients needed to grow healthy crops, which, in turn, can better resist insects and diseases.

Organic farmers adhere to a national standard prioritizing natural and sustainable practices. All of which we love!

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The perks of going organic extend far beyond mere preference; they're rooted in tangible health and environmental advantages.

Better Quality Food

Organic produce can boast higher concentrations of nutrients and vitamins than non-organic counterparts. This is due to the absence of chemical interventions that degrade soil and diminish nutritional value. Vitamin and nutrient content becomes affected when non-organic food is also mass-produced and genetically modified. 

Organic foods also have higher levels of phenolic phytonutrients, between 19% and 69% more than non-organic foods. These metabolites of plants are thought to be behind many of the benefits ascribed to eating fruits and vegetables. 

Fewer Pesticides

The extensive use of pesticides in conventional farming raises red flags for health risks.

Glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup has been classified as a "probable human carcinogen," and insecticides such as chlorpyrifos have been associated with adverse health outcomes, from developmental delays to compromised fertility in men.

Studies have also suggested that pesticide residues—at levels commonly found in the urine of kids in the U.S.—may contribute to ADHD prevalence.

A 2014 meta-analysis in the British Journal of Nutrition found that organically grown crops were not only less likely to contain detectable levels of pesticides, but because of differences in fertilization techniques, they were also 48% less likely to test positive for cadmium. This toxic heavy metal accumulates in the liver and kidneys.

Improved Overall Health

Scientific evidence underscores the health-boosting prowess of organic fare. Studies reveal that consuming predominantly organic, unprocessed foods enhances energy levels, aids digestion, and sharpens mental acuity. By steering clear of chemical residues commonly found in non-organic foods, organic diets prevent the accumulation of harmful elements in the body, safeguarding long-term well-being.

Better for the Planet

Beyond personal health benefits, opting for organic supports environmental sustainability. And isn't that what we all just want? A healthier planet for the generations after us.

Organic farming practices prioritize soil health and biodiversity, fostering ecosystems resilient to climate change. They promote water conservation, soil fertility, and habitat preservation by foregoing chemical inputs and embracing no-till farming, habitat maintenance for beneficial insects and vertebrates, and biological pest control.


Organic isn't always healthy

It's essential to know the difference between nutritious options and organic junk food. 

Did you know that you can now buy pesticide-free potato chips and organic jelly beans? Yes, it's true! And they are not really healthy items.

Sometimes, people falsely judge organic foods to have fewer calories than conventional foods, and so may eat more. Organic junk food is still junk food.

It also does not mean that if produce is not organic, you should avoid it altogether. Ultimately, any kind of fruit or vegetable, whether organic or not, is still better than not eating it at all. The same goes for legumes and healthy grains.

You should never let concern about pesticides stop you from choosing to eat healthy foods. Even more so from getting the recommended daily 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. That is still the goal.

So Choose Wisely & Eat Well

In the grand scheme of things, whether organic or conventional, prioritizing fruit and vegetables and healthy foods like legumes and grains is still first prize.

While organic foods offer many advantages, they're not the be-all and end-all of health. 

So, next time you're at the grocery store, weigh your options thoughtfully and let your plate reflect your commitment to well-being—both personally and for the environment.

We've got a big range of organic foods; from beans to grains, dried fruits, seeds, and nuts, there is something for everyone! Start your organic shopping here!