The Benefits of Organic Eating

May 11, 2013

Michael Rahal operates as the owner of Rahal Farms, where he produces holistic and organic foods, including free-range chicken eggs, artisanal cheeses, and a plethora of vegetables. Additionally, Michael Rahal invites guests to his farm, where they can learn more about sustainable farming and animal husbandry practices.

Many people realize the benefits of eating whole, unprocessed foods; however, some remain confused about the true benefits of eating an organic diet. Described here are several reasons to eat organic.

1. Organic fruits and vegetables most often contain a higher level of antioxidants and phytonutrients than their nonorganic counterparts.

2. People who eat a diet of organic foods reduce their exposure to and intake of harmful pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers.

3. Rivers, soil, and drinking water benefit immensely from organic farming practices, whereas nonorganic farming often depletes the soil and pollutes the environment.

4. Organic milk and meat contain greater amounts of essential fatty acids, which increase good cholesterol.

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