With the ever changing information about eating organic versus conventional out there, I can understand why my patients have a difficult time with the “buy in” on eating organic. My first piece of advice is that it starts with what it is you’re actually consuming to fuel your body. The second piece of that advice has to do with an understanding that this is only one part of adopting a healthy lifestyle. For the sake of this post, we’ll just stick with learning a little more about organic versus conventional eating. The infographic below outlines a few of the differences between the two.
I also want to point out that the “Unhealthiest Conventional Foods” section on the infographic may not really seem to fit here, however the patients I typically work with that have started to adopt an organic approach have become more aware about where their food is coming from and how it’s prepared. If there’s anything that I would emphasize it would be that you should be an informed consumer. Will it provide me with sustainable building block that I need throughout my life, and are the practices in making this food ethical and sustainable for the environment?