• Anita Hollerer-Squire

The 2 main reasons to choose organic

I'm very passionate about the food I buy and eat and always make sure that my family eats healthy and gets the best nutrition possible.

It wasn't always like that. When I was younger I didn't give food much thought - I generally bought food that looked good and was cheap. I wouldn't have paid the higher prices for organic produce - and that was mainly because I didn't know (or dare I say it - care) about the consequences.

Over the last decade, and especially since becoming a weight loss practitioner, my priorities have changed completely. I now know that what we put into our bodies is tremendously important - not just for the way we look and feel, but also for our health.

Here are the 2 most important reasons for choosing organic food:

1. Your health

Consider this:

If you eat conventional produce, you are likely to eat food that has been

  • grown with synthetic or chemical fertilizers

  • sprayed with chemical herbicides to control weeds

  • sprayed with pesticides to kill insects

  • possibly genetically engineered

If you eat conventionally raised meat, you are likely to eat meat that has been

  • given antibiotics to prevent disease

  • given hormones for faster growth

  • fed on feed grown with pesticides