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Jun 26, 2014

Individuals that decide to go organic in the way that they eat and live do so in order to enjoy the benefits of an organic lifestyle.  An organic lifestyle and going completely organic can reap a lot of benefits for the body.  Let’s take a look at some of these benefits and why they are specific to going organic.

Food and Antioxidants

Antioxidants are found in many of the foods that we eat.  What we have found, though, is that organic foods actually have more impactful antioxidants compared to non-organic food.  Regular food that is not organic has more chemicals in it.  These chemicals can have an impact on the antioxidants that the food naturally has.  This combination can have a negative effect on the benefits these antioxidants have.  Going organic lets you experience all of the benefits, without any of it being lessened.

Helping Your Heart with CLA

The heart is the most important organ in your body.  Organic foods have been found to contain higher amounts of what is known as CLA or conjugated linoleum acid.  CLA is more prevalent in organic foods due to the fact that the animals we consume have more time to graze and build up the fatty acid.  CLA is great for the heart as it can really provide a boost to the overall cardiovascular health that you have.

Food with No Genetic Modifications

More and more food is being genetically modified and grown.  This is why cucumbers and tomatoes are looking bigger than ever in the grocery store.  Organic food has no genetic modification.  Though it has yet to be proven in humans, the belief is that these genetic modifications can have a negative impact on the body.  This could impact the immune system, as well as other areas of the body.  Reduction in the strength of the immune system due to the chemicals from the genetically modified food could make us more susceptible to disease.

Prevention of Premature Aging and Disease

Organic foods have been found to make us generally healthier.  Chemicals in foods have been believed to be contributors to the development of disease such as cancer, as well as aging of the body.  Going organic ensures that you are better protected from both of these things.  Organic food will give your immune system a boost to help fight off disease and germs, and give your body the energy to stay vibrant and young.

The Benefits to the World

The benefits that going organic bring to the world in general should not be discounted.  The welfare of the animals that we eat is always important.  Organic foods guarantees that the animals we rely on to live are treated properly.  The same can be said for the future of our world in general.  Organic foods help ensure humans remain safe and healthy, avoiding potentially dangerous chemicals.

The organic lifestyle is one that brings many benefits.  These are seen across the board when it comes to staying young, fighting off disease, and avoiding harmful chemicals, among other things.  The benefits to our planet should also not be lessened in terms of their importance.  At the end of the day, the benefits of going organic are hard to ignore and should be considered when choosing the path you take with your lifestyle.