Organic Eating: The Beginners Guide
Eating an all organic diet can be a daunting task. Certified Organic foods tend to be more expensive than other items on your grocery shelf. Are organic foods healthier? Are they safer to eat? Let's take a closer look at what it means to eat organic 100%
Farm to Table
In the U.S.A, the USDA is required to certify food items that are produced without the use of non-organic chemicals including certain pesticides. Usually, farmers will use these chemicals in their crops to keep pests away. The process a company or farmer has to go through to get the certification from the USDA generally costs more money. These costs are unfortunately passed onto the consumers. To learn more about the USDA’s organic food processes, head over to their website.
What are the specific reasons a certified organic product might be better for you and worth the extra costs? The FDA uses a system of certifiable health claims that meet a standard set by scientists called the SSA or Significant Scientific Agreement. These claims range from organic foods providing more nutrients, to containing more fiber, and significantly reducing the risk for heart disease. Long story short: Its better for you!
What about GMO’s
GMO’s are Genetically Modified Organisms. These organisms or microorganisms are modified on the genetic level in a laboratory. Far from nature. The Non-GMO Project goes through rigid testing and standards to make sure the organism is allnatural and contains no genetically modified material. There is a lot more scientific stuff that goes into it. If you are interested in learning more head over to their website.
Those are the basics of eating all-natural, organic products. It takes commitment and a little extra money in the short-term. With that being said, the long-term benefits to your health can save you thousands of dollars in medical bills and hospital visits. The majority of our products are non-GMO and an even larger selection of products are USDA certified organic. If you’re interested in getting started, head over to our shop to grab a couple of tasty dressings or sauces!
Do you eat organic 100% of the time? Let us know in the comments below!