Nature has so much to offer, so why include harmful toxins and chemicals in the food you eat, the cosmetics you apply, or the personal lubricant you use?

What you get when you buy organic: Fruits and vegetables

It's an unfortunate fact that so much of the food we ate, the cosmetics we buy and even many of the female lubricants we use are loaded with chemicals that can have untold effects on our health over time. In a bid to cut production costs and bolster profits, countless manufacturers have turned their back on nature, relying instead on preservatives and other agents to meet consumer demands. When chemical-laden products line the aisles of every pharmacy and grocery store, it may feel impossible to avoid exposure to harmful toxins. However, there has been a noticeable shift toward environmentalism and sustainability in recent years, giving savvy shoppers the opportunity to reap the benefits of natural goods.

Previously on this blog, we referenced the fact that, while many vegans and vegetarians are familiar with the pros and cons of buying organic, people who follow other lifestyles may not be as aware of what they're putting in their bodies. As such, we discussed beef, and what labels like organic and free-range mean in terms of this meat. Today, we'll provide a brief overview of what organic typically means in reference to fruits and vegetables.

"Compared to conventional produce, organic fruits and veggies are grown with far fewer pesticides, which have been associated with developmental neurological issues among children," states Health magazine.

The source notes that organics fruits and vegetables may contain higher levels of vitamin C and lower amounts of nitrates, though further research is needed to confirm these findings.

In future posts, we'll review the produce that has been labeled as "the Dirty Dozen" by the Environmental Working Group, and is therefore most likely to contain traces of these pollutants.

Nature has so much to offer, so why include harmful toxins and chemicals in the food you eat, the cosmetics you apply, or the personal lubricant you use?

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