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WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS? | FAMILY!

WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS? | FAMILY!

Marketing and branding of foods that are “all natural” or organic, gets confusing when you grocery shop for the week. We believe WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS? is our FAMILY. Of course, you want what’s really healthy and best for your FAMILY.  So, how do you know what’s actually healthy and what’s not?

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You want to do the right thing, but at what cost? No one wants to be taken advantage of by certain fads and trends, like eating everything with an organic label. Many parents are left wondering, “How does eating organic affect your kid later in life?” How much of a difference does it make? How do you learn what is the best?

WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS?
Picture of some of the Many Vegetables that we need. Adding frozen will assure that Health necessity.

REAP THE BENEFITS OF NUTRITION | WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS?

“There is nothing wrong with eating organically. However, to reap the best benefits of this level of nutrition free from pesticides and other potentially harmful chemicals, you have to eat everything organic,” pediatrician Jarret Patton tells Romper. So don’t give your kid organic milk and then feed them processed cheese for a snack if you’re really looking for maximum benefits, he says. “We don’t know if it will make a long term measurable difference in their growth, intelligence, or any other metric, however, eating organically fully or partially won’t hurt.”

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According to registered nutritional therapist at Roots & Shoots Nutrition, Melissa Pierson, “By eating organic produce, we are arming children with the most nutritious foods we can.” She states that organic foods can ensure your child consumes “the optimum levels of vitamins and minerals,” while “reducing their exposure to harmful pesticides.” She’s not alone in her thoughts either. Stephanie Middleberg, a registered dietitian on Little Spoon’s Pediatric Nutrition Council, and author of The Big Book of Organic Baby Food tells said, “Choosing organic-certified foods, when you can and afford to, is one of the most important choices you can make for your kids, and the earlier you start doing this the better. It’s been found that children who have an organic diet have much lower levels of metabolites of high-risk insecticides in their bodies.”

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Everyone knows pesticides are not good for you, actually they are bad. They are deadly to the bugs and other creatures that want to munch on the food before you do. What exactly can pesticides potentially do to your body and worse your children?
“Pesticides are toxic by design, and many pesticides pose health dangers, too, and may be linked to a variety of health problems, including brain and nervous system toxicity, cancer, hormone disruption, skin, eye, and lung irritation,” Pierson explains. I know, that sounds terrifying, especially when organic foods can be so much more expensive. But Pierson adds,
“However, the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Eating conventionally grown produce is far better than skipping fruits and vegetables.”

“Organic food reduces the risk of exposure to toxic pesticides in our diet, which children are even more susceptible to their potential toxicity given that their immune systems are so immature,” Middleberg says. “This matters even more when you consider that around 1,400 pesticides registered by the Environmental Protection Agency … are linked to breast, colon, lung, and ovarian cancers.”

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WHAT DOES ORGANIC MEAN? | WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS?

What does the term “organic” really mean anyway, and how can you tell if something truly is? Pierson says the word organic refers to how the goods are processed, and “the biggest difference between the two is the exposure to certain materials and chemicals that non-organic foods are exposed to.” Middleberg adds, “Deciphering food labels can be confusing, and unfortunately there are a ton of different ways of using the word ‘organic’ on your package that do not mean the same thing.” She explains that there are four categories of “organic,” including “100 percent organic,” “organic,” “made with organic ‘xxx,'” and specific organic ingredients. She also adds that unless the product has the USDA seal, the product is not 100 percent organic.

WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS?
Organic Vegetables in woven basket.

As if this wasn’t confusing enough, remember, the words “natural” and organic are not interchangeable. “In general, ‘natural’ on a food label means that it has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. (Don’t bet the farm on that) It does not refer to the methods or materials used to produce the food ingredients,” Pierson says.

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CLEAN FIFTEEN & DIRTY DOZEN | WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS?

Is going totally organic way too expensive for your family’s food budget every week, but you’d like to do what you can? There are certain foods you can prioritize that have more chemical residue on them than other foods, according to Middleberg. These foods include apples, bananas, bell peppers, tomatoes, berries, dairy, eggs, and meat. Pierson adds, “The Environmental Working Group has put together a ‘Clean Fifteen, Dirty Dozen‘ list, where you can see the list of food stuffs you should really be choosing as organic (usually ones where we are eating the whole food and the outer shell) and a list of clean fifteen that (if there are financial constraints, etc.) you can choose to have non-organically.

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“Eating patterns and food consumption serves as the foundation for life. What we consume as children can shape brain development, metabolism, immunity, and overall health. The right nutrition will positively impact a child’s growth, development, and health well into adulthood. We can see this especially when it comes to things like adult obesity, gut health, and brain development,” Pierson says.

So while it looks like eating organic is a good idea to prevent a lot of stuff happening to your kid’s body later in life. It may seem daunting and expensive to try to eat everything organic 100 percent of the time. Most of all, the “Clean Fifteen, Dirty Dozen” list is a good guide to help you do what you can as far as buying what’s most important to eat organically. And doing the best you can is all you can do, right? Just remember, eating fruits and vegetables, whether they’re 100 percent organic or not, is better than not eating any at all at the end of the day. For sure.

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SUMMARY | WHY EAT ORGANIC FOODS?

No matter what we get one family. No matter how you look at it Organics are safer to eat. Most have experienced that the truth is suppressed and a more true version will come out. GMO’s is an issue that if you have studied is alarming. Monsanto related poisons are being distributed at an alarming rate which at best are dangerous carcinogens.

Keep your family safe with Organics & learning the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen to shop for your family equipped to dodge the unsafe foods.

All of us get one family. Let’s defend the future for them as best we can one day at a time.

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6 Comments

  1. M Anand KumarM Anand Kumar

    You have rightly brought out how people confuse us with organic terminology, and that we should look for “100 percent organic” label.

    Another aspect is that you have thrown light on is natural and organic are not interchangeable.

    I love the dirty dozen list to start off, for people who cannot afford to shift to be totally organic.

    A very informative and interesting website.

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Appreciate the comment!

      The Dirty Dozen is a great start to learn to eating clean. If everyone just started with that it will grow to better health and knowledge.

      Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let us know how we can serve you better!

      Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

  2. PetraPetra

    It’s all just so confusing and frustrating, isn’t it, when really it should be so easy to buy good, nutritious and healthy food for your family.

    I’m finding statements such as “no added msg” (there’s already plenty in there??) so ridiculous, but apparently it works for some people.

    Maybe we just need to go back to the old ways of growing our own food. But even that is tricky now…

    So thank you for the Dirty Dozen starting point; it is definitely worth looking into.

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Petra,

      Wonderful comment. Thanks so much for that.

      Yes, the Food World is very tricky and using the “Dirty Dozen” as a tool for Health is an asset. I hope you find the time to use this in your defense of a broken food system.

      Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

      Robert

  3. KennyKenny

    Me and my family loves organic food and will try to have them whenever possible. Thanks for providing the list of organic food for those who cannot afford to have organic meals every time. It definitely helps a lot for people like me who wants to eat organic food but due to budget concern, cannot do it all the time.

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Kenny. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.

      You are right the Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen are important lists for our Health and shopping till we get it memorized. Thank you for recognizing this for your family.

      Please feel free to communicate at any time.

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