5 Reasons why Organic Foods feed your fertility

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

5 Reasons why Organic Foods feed your fertility

5 Reasons why Organic Foods feed your fertility.

I know for some people that the cost of organic food can put them off buying it, but it’s worth remembering that the foods you choose to eat can impact your fertility.

Here’s 5 great reasons why you should buy organic wherever possible:

1. Higher nutrient content

Compared to conventionally-grown foods, organic foods are more nutritious with a higher content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are all important for the viability of our eggs and sperm.

2.Additive-free

Just imagine the effects on your body of the dozens of synthetic chemicals used as preservatives, colourings, antioxidants etc found in non-organic foods? Now imagine the potential impact on your fertility. Our bodies are simply not designed to deal with such chemicals.

3.Lower Pathogenic contamination

As organically farmed animals are fed greater proportions of hay, grass and silage, there is less chance of meat or milk becoming contaminated.

4.Free from Growth Hormones/Antibiotics

The use of antibiotics, anti-microbials, hormones and other growth promotants are prohibited in organic production.  Where do you think that the residues of these synthetic chemicals might go? Yep – right into your body. And another thought, what might they be doing to your own hormonal balance?

5. Absence of Chemical residues

Conventionally grown produce may carry a cocktail of synthetic poisons in the form of pesticide and other chemical residues which your body may not be able to deal with. One study showed that as little a one tenth of a part per billion of one commonly used herbicide can damage reproductive systems.

AND, organic fresh foods and meats are often more flavoursome too.

However, if you want your organic shopping dollar to go further the Dirty Dozen fruits and veggies to avoid or buy organic as they are the ones with the highest levels of pesticide residues are: strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, peaches, pears, cherries, grapes, celery, tomatoes, red capsicums and potatoes.

And here’s a list of the Clean Fifteen – the foods that have the lowest levels of pesticide residues and the like; note how quite a few of them have thick skins? They are: sweetcorn, avocado, pineapple, cabbage, onions, sweet peas, papaya, asparagus, mango, eggplant/aubergine, honeydew melon, kiwi, cantaloupe melon, cauliflower and grapefruit.

(courtesy of the Environmental Working Group)

 

The information provided in this e-course is of a general nature only.  It is not intended to replace or substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Any health concerns should be discussed with your medical practitioner or other healthcare professional.