There are so many benefits of organic food, both to our environment and to our health. From preventing the emergence of "superbugs", to increasing the health of our top soil or the nutrients in our food, to preventing harmful pesticides in our bodies, making healthy food choices is obviously a global effort with far-reaching impacts.
Below is a growing collection of articles that cover many aspects of why organic food is important and the different things to be aware of when making your own healthy food choices.
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Before you can learn about the benefits of organic food, you first get to understand what organic means. The article below describes which practices make food organic, and what the organic label may actually be missing. It also covers some of the disadvantages to organic food.
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Did you know that not all organic foods are completely organic? Or that the USDA allows some pesticide or herbicide use, and certain synthetic ingredients in your food? This article discusses the truth behind organic food labeling and lists everything you need to look for and be aware of so you can make the best decision, and vote with your dollar and your fork.
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Are you aware that organic food is healthier than no-organic? Or that the pesticides on non-organic foods have been linked to hundreds of illnesses and diseases? Or that organic food has benefits for more than just your own health?
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We think we know so much about the benefits of organic food and nutrition. But the more science dissects food, the sicker we seem to get and no matter how many supplements and fortifications we throw at the problem, nothing is working. This is what many call "nutritionism": the idea that it's only nutrients, and not whole foods in their entirety, that are healthy for us.
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Organic food costs approximately 20% more than conventional food. But it doesn't have to. In our ebook we've outlined exactly how to decrease your grocery bill by 15% in one week, 25% in a month, and all the way down to ZERO for those really committed to the benefit of organic food.
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Below are our collection of articles on the various aspects of healthy, organic and sustainable eating. You can also find our collection of healthy recipes here.
Eating foods in season increases the benefits of organic food in several ways, such as environmental health (less emissions from shipping) to more nutrients from fresher foods.
Your Comprehensive List of Seasonal Foods
Breakfast usually seems like a difficult meal to eat healthy and still have a diversity of foods. In this article below, I've outlined some the best ideas to get your day started right, healthy and simply without a lot of sweets.
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Health food DOESN'T have to be expensive, and you don't need to spend a fortune to get the benefits of organic food. There are tons of food that you can find for under $1 a pound that are packed with nutrition.
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Did you know that coconut oil increases weight loss and immunity, aids in digestion, maintains cholesterol levels and ourishing your organs, skin and hair and is better for the environment?
Coconut Oil Benefits, Uses and Sustainability
Over 500 billion cups of coffee are served worldwide each year, with about 2.5 billion lbs of coffee-related waste in the U.S. alone. And coffee is one of the biggest contributors to deforestation worldwide.
Coffee Facts and Tips to Keep It Green
11 Coffee Alternatives
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