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Organic Living... it's worth it!
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Organic Living... it's worth it!

Organic Living – Is there REALLY a difference between organically grown and conventionally grown foods?  What is conventionally grown food?  It seems that everyone wonders what the answers to these questions are - so you’re not alone!
**YES!  There’s definitely a difference between organically grown food and conventionally grown food.  Conventionally grown food is just a fancy name for the ‘regular’ food that you buy at the grocery store with no specifications on the package about it being organic.  To be legally labeled “Certified Organic,” the farms need to be free of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides for a given amount of time.  This amount of time depends on the organic classification that the farm has.  Essentially what this means is that there is nothing added to help the food grow faster, grow larger or fill your body with harmful toxins.  That’s right… harmful toxins are in the readily available, conventional food that you buy and feed to your young children and families.

Another critical fact here is that nutrient value in conventional foods is substantially lower than nutrient value in organic food.  Chemical fertilizers and pesticides deplete the fertilizing potential that natural, plain old soil has.  Eat foods grown with the soil that is treated with harmful toxins… and you will be ingesting these toxins in the final food product no matter what it is.  There’s no way to get them out!

So the next time you’re grocery shopping and you have a choice between organic and non-organic food… TAKE THE PLUNGE AND GO FOR THE ORGANIC!  It might cost a dollar or two more now, but if you don’t buy organic, your body and health will pay for it later.  I’m not kidding when I say “pay now or pay later!”

That brings me to my last point.  There are many ways to acquire organic foods without stepping foot into the big chain grocery stores.  In our community, we are so lucky to be surrounded year round by small, private health food stores and Farmer’s Markets as well as local farms who strive to sell their crops directly to the general public.  Please feel free to send an email to Dani@NutritiontheNaturalWay.com for more information on where to get the highest quality organic foods.

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