Choosing Organic Food
It’s Critical for Your Families Health
When picking a healthy morning breakfast cereals there are a few things to keep in mind. It’s easy to get lost in the colorful boxes with tricky claims and mountains of sugar and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. First and foremost, switch to organic.
Organic foods contain less pesticides. Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts such as headaches and nausea to chronic impacts like cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption.1
Non-organic foods possess a high count of preservatives to keep the foods last a “lifetime”. Breathing and behavioral issues in humans have been linked to pesticide intake from the foods that we eat. MayoClinic.com identified aspartame, sulfites, benzoates and yellow dye No. 5 as preservatives that could exacerbate breathing problems in asthmatics and others, while Medical News Today linked sulfites with shortness of breath and other breathing problems.2
Ever wonder why so many people these days are diagnosed with the ADD or ADHD disorder? According to the Archives of Disease in Children, in a 2003 double-blind study of 1,873 children the consumption of food additives and preservatives led to significant increase in hyperactive behavior.3