Why organic?! To ensure that no additional toxins, pesticides, or hormones enter your system. This is especially crucial during the purification process of Level 1.
- Pesticide residue. Compared to conventionally grown produce, organic fruits and vegetables have lower detectable levels of these toxins. Pesticide exposure has been linked to extreme health conditions, such as Parkinson's disease.
- Packed with antioxidants! These help prevent infections and boosts heart health 💗
- Toxic chemicals like Cadmium naturally found in soils and absorbed by plants are eliminated in organic farming.
- No artificial colorants, flavorings, emulsifiers, thickeners, consistency stabilizers, and acidity regulators that destroy its vitamin content--especially for breads. Whole grain is best!
- Omega-3 fatty acids: essential fats we can only get from food as our body does not produce it on its own. We need these healthier fats to prevent heart disease. They are also capable of lowering blood pressure!
- The feeding requirements for organic livestock farming, such as the primary use of grass and alfalfa for cattle, result in generally higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. These higher omega-3 fatty acids are found in organic meats, dairy and eggs.
- Amounts of bacteria in all foods vary, but conventionally produced meats are more susceptible to having higher bacteria content.
Wild Caught Fish
- Contains higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids than farm-bred.
- Lower fat content.
- PCBs (a potentially carcinogenic chemical) tend to be ten times higher in farmed fish than in wild-caught fish.
- Less omega-6 fatty acids, more omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-6 are important to our health too, but over-consumption increases your risk of heart disease and cancer. Moderation is key!
By consuming organic foods, your system will have increased amounts of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants you need to support digestion. Eating clean, whole foods is optimal to maintaining gut health. Organic is where it all starts :)
Check out the articles below for information on specific organic and conventionally approved foods!