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The Top 5 Unbelievable Benefits of Switching To an Organic Diet

The foods we consume can be largely split into two; organic foods and inorganic foods. The former refers to all foods produced organically. 

In other words, they have yielded without man-made substances e.g. fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. 

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Thus, organic diets are those that consist strictly of organic foods. The latter, on the other hand, consists of foods that are produced inorganically. In other words, these food items are yielded using artificial substances above. Thus, an inorganic diet is made up of non-organic foods.

With constant technological advancements, food production has significantly shifted from natural to artificial. 

Farmers have become reliant on these man-made chemicals to increase and speed up their yields, among other reasons. Consequently, inorganic foods have become more common than their organic counterparts. 

We can’t deny the fact that organic farming has several downsides. However, the benefits of the food items yielded from it far outweigh those. Here are some plus the advantages of going organic when it comes to your diets; 

1. Organic Diets Ensure Overall Health Benefits

You probably know that cancer remains one of the top causes of death worldwide. Don’t you? Yet, inorganic foods are yielded using fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides that are potentially carcinogenic. A lot of fertilizers on the market contain nitrate. 

According to Cancer Therapy Advisor, courtesy of the WHO, this substance can cause cancer under certain conditions. As if that were not enough, 'Roundup' is a widely-used herbicide that people need to be very careful with. This weed killer that is produced by a German-acquired company called Monsanto is currently facing thousands of lawsuits over non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer. 

Do you remember the famous Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Co 2018? In the lawsuit, Johnson argued that it was due to a prolonged exposure to Roundup that led to him developing this type of cancer. 

Since the court got convinced by that, the plaintiff ended up being awarded $289 million. The landmark ruling by a San-Francisco-based court has since paved the way for thousands of other similar lawsuits against the company. 

As said earlier, organic foods are produced naturally using natural fertilizers and herbicides. These substances are free from any elements that may potentially lead to a more deadly disease like cancer and so on. As such, following an organic diet is a great way to avoid falling ill with these diseases. 

2. Organic Diets Ensure Cost-Savings

An organic diet can be both expensive and cheaper than an inorganic diet, depending on whether you buy or produce suitable foods on your own. Generally, the former will cost you more than the latter, especially if you don’t have the right strategy, which I’ll share in a bit.

You could create a kitchen garden and make it the primary source of your fresh produce needs. Try to grow the foods that make up your organic diet whether that is a wide range of vegetables, fruits, legumes, and grains. Plus, if your organic diet includes meat and you have a large backyard, you could additionally rear livestock, for your meat source requirements. And if you can’t produce everything your diet includes, save money by purchasing the rest of your foods from affordable options. 

Nowadays we have affordable meal kit delivery services that enable you to save money on the appropriate foods for your organic diet. Care to know the best organic meal delivery services of 2021? If that’s right, here’s a detailed post you just can’t skip. The article points you to the top ten best meal kit delivery services currently available. These include but are not limited to Green Chef, Sun Basket, Purple Carrot, and Daily Harvest. With this information, all you have to do is pick a suitable organic meal kit delivery service to complement your organic food sources. 

3. Organic Diets Are Tastier 

Besides being healthy, another reason why organic foods are widely popular is that they taste better than their conventional (inorganic) equivalents. As a matter of fact, many people go for these foods solely for that reason. The reason why organic foods are yummier than their counterparts is that they aren’t produced using chemicals that otherwise alter their flavour characteristics. Yet tasty foods attract happiness by creating a sensation of great feelings. That boosts our moods, promoting our mental health in the long run.   

4. Organic Diets Directly Contribute To Environmental Conservation

A healthy ecosystem is extremely crucial to the existence of all living things, including plants. The biggest impediment to this ecosystem is human activities, which threatens our existence. Climate change and all sorts of natural calamities have all been associated with the deteriorating health of our ecosystem. 

In an effort to save the system, there have been increasing calls and campaigns to conserve the environment. Governments and civil societies have worked together to create policies that are geared towards environmental conservation. 

Switching to an organic diet enables you to directly contribute to environmental conservation at an individual level. After all, you promote the production of food items without the use of substances that are harmful to the environment. 

5. Organic Diets Contribute To the Safety of Human Beings & Livestock

Unlike conventional farming (inorganic farming), organic farming stays away from chemicals and technologies that can endanger our safety. 

For example, many fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides that are relied on in inorganic farming contain chemicals that are poisonous or flammable. These chemicals pose significant safety hazards to human beings and livestock alike. 

The beauty of organic diets is that they attract organic farming practices. With these practices, you need not fret about these potential safety risks. 

Final Thoughts

Switching to an organic diet is one of the best dietary decisions you can ever make in your life. While organic diets have a few setbacks, their benefits far outweigh those setbacks. 

For example, these diets ensure overall health benefits, cost savings, and better tastes. What’s more, they contribute to environmental conservation plus our safety and that of livestock.

There are many fantastic organic diets available and which you can consider. If you’ve been wondering whether or not it’s reasonable to switch to one, now you have 5 good reasons to do so. 

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