What are the Benefits of Going Organic?
Shopping and eating more organically can have benefits for your own health, as it means you’ll be consuming more natural vitamins and minerals, but it can also have benefits for the world around you too.
Organic produce is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides that contribute to pollution, and it’s also typically fresher, as it’s free from preservatives.
Meanwhile, organic farming prioritises animal welfare, with no antibiotics, animal by–products or growth hormones given to organically raised animals.
How to Make the Change to Organic
Here are a few ways you can make the switch to eating more organically:
Grow Your Own
If you’re lucky enough to have the space for a vegetable patch or access to an allotment, growing your own produce means you can be in full control of the pesticides and fertilisers used in the process, allowing you to eat organically.
Organic farmers’ markets are a great option if you want to shop organically, while supermarkets also stock organic options – just make sure you read the label before buying.
Foraging can also be another way to eat organically, with foods such as wild garlic and wild berries available for picking in some areas.
Always check that you have permission to forage in an area before taking anything, and never touch or eat anything if you’re not sure of its safety.
It’s much easier to eat organic if you eat seasonally, as you’ll know that fruits or vegetables have been grown as intended, without the use of artificial heat lamps, for example.
One great tip is to stock up on your favourite produce when it’s in season, then freeze it until you’re ready to eat it. Organic veg boxes are one way to make sure you’re eating more seasonally.
Garden of Life’s Commitment to Organic
Although growing organic ingredients might take a little longer, we believe that it’s the right thing to do, which is why organic, whole food ingredients are at the heart of our product range.
Clean ingredients that can be traced back to the seed, soil and farm they came from are our priority, and that’s what you’ll find across our organic protein powders, multivitamins, apple cider vinegar gummies and more.