A lot of people struggle with their health.
U.S. healthcare spending in the United States during the year of 2018 increased to a whopping $3.5 trillion.
That's a lot of zero's if you look at the number all written out.
With health care costs growing every year, it's tempting to have a pessimistic outlook about the future of health in the United States.
But fortunately, there are little things that each and every one of us can do to improve our health every single day.
One of the most important of those is actually quite simple, although I admit that it can be a little bit more expensive.
And that is... eating organic.
According to the USDA, organic food can cost anywhere from 10 to 30 percent more than conventional food.
That means that if you usually spend 100 dollars on conventional groceries each week, you'll have to hand over an additional 10 to 30 dollars.
In my experience, the latter is more likely.
But today, I want to give you a handful of reasons why eating organic is totally worth it.
If you aren't already eating organic, than you may be surprised to know that everyday you're consuming things that you cannot even pronounce...
Things like 4-aminopyridine, beflubutamid-M, and d-camphor. And that's just the beginning...
I also want to tell you which foods are most/least important to buy organic if you cannot afford to buy absolutely everything organic.
Here’s 5 Reasons to Eat All Organic
Not only is eating organic a way to prevent the consumption of things that harm our health, it's a way to increase the consumption fo things that promote it.
Let's look at some of those...
1. Organic foods are more nutritious
Research shows that organic foods are higher in vitamins and minerals than conventional foods. According to a large meta-analysis in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, in contrast to conventional foods, organic foods have...
a. 21.1% more iron
b. 27% more vitamin c
c. 29.3% more magnesium
d. 13.6% more phosphorous
2. Organic foods are not grown with pesticides
Farmers grow foods with pesticides to prevent pests from eating the foods. Unfortunately, this pesticides are made of chemicals that get absorbed by the foods. 600 chemicals are registered for use in the United States. Billions of pounds of those chemicals are sprayed each years, and that equates to about 16 pounds of chemicals per person. Those chemicals are toxic and harmful to our health.
3. Organic foods lack additives
Many companies add artificial ingredients to foods including colorings, sweeteners, and flavorings. These additives can cause allergic reactions, even disease.
4. Organic foods are free of antibiotic
Antibiotics are artificial hormones that are placed in our foods, especially animal products, in order to accelerate growth. Antibiotics are very harmful to our health.
5. Organic foods taste better
When the foods are not grown alongside lots of harmful substances, they taste fresher and more flavorful.
If You Can't Buy All Organic, Here's What to Do
Some foods are more important to buy organic than others.
So I want to give you a list of the most highly contaminated fruits and vegetables that you definitely want to avoid.
The "Dirty Dozen":
12. Sweet bell peppers
Now, let's look at the fruits and vegetables that are least contaminated.
The "Clean Fifteen":
2. Sweet corn
6. Sweet frozen peas
11. Honeydew melon