You’ll see that we have a focus on a lot of organic products here at Nourish & Thrive, and there’s more than one reason for that. Not only are organic products a better product, but it also impacts on our bodies and our planet too.
You’re probably familiar with why the majority of people switch to organic food – they don’t want chemical sprays or fertilisers used in the growing process going into their bodies.
But there’s more to it than that. There are many other reasons it makes sense to choose organic, whether you’re shopping with us here at Nourish & Thrive or growing your own produce.
Because organic farmers grow food in good quality soil, and avoid things like synthetic sprays, fertilisers and hormones during production, the food they produce is nutrient rich and bursting with natural flavour. Typically, organic and home grown produce contains 5x the nutrients that non-organic does!
Here’s why we believe in supporting organic and natural whole foods:
How food is grown
Organic producers eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides, and the Soil and Health Association says residues from many types of pesticides have been found in recent tests of food that is not grown organically. Buying organic is the best way to avoid potentially adverse effects pesticides– but also to avoid genetically modified inputs that may also carry a risk of harm to our health. Avoiding these not only benefits organic food buyers, but the grower and their workers, too.
With a shift towards health and wellness, going organic is gaining awareness. As consumers, we want to know what’s in our food and make sure it’s grown or manufactured in a way that’s best for our bodies. We can introduce organic produce as part of healthy nutrition by seeking out store goods that are certified organic (such as here at Nourish & Thrive!) and growing our own garden at home.
Caring for the earth
By growing food that doesn’t use chemical sprays, organic farmers also take care of the planet by keeping these chemicals out of the soil, waterways and air. This has a positive flow on effect not only to humans, but to species who live in these waterways. Part of caring for these habitats is promoting protection of ecosystems and cultivating biodiversity. And by protecting soil health, organic producers look to preserve the levels of minerals and micronutrients in it and avoid deficiencies of these in their produce.