You may be tempted to keep the organic produce away from your cart when you hear about the rising prices of food. However, the extra cash that it takes to buy organic food is well worth it. Although organic food is often more expensive, it is a worthwhile investment. In fact, purchasing organic food may just save you money in the long run.
Lowers Your Medical Bills
Consuming any one of the most contaminated vegetables and fruits will expose you to at least fourteen different pesticides a day. This can lead to all sorts of medical problems in your future including cancer and heart disease, all of which can be very costly. However, by simply switching to organic products you can reduce the chemicals in your body to an undetectable level in as little as five days.
Lower Your Life Insurance Rate
Research has found that rats that eat an entirely organic diet weigh less and have less body fat as well as a stronger immune system. The researchers also found that the rats that ate a “clean diet” also slept better and were calmer. Because of this, eating organic food can translate to a lower life insurance rate. Not only will your life insurance rate be lower due to you being at a lower weight, but the health benefits of eating organic food can translate to an overall healthier you, which will allow for life insurance companies to put you in a lower risk class.
Save On Your Groceries
You may be quite skeptical about this one since it is generally a rule of thumb that organic food costs more money. However, in recent years almost all mainstream supermarkets have made the switch to becoming greener by carrying organic store-brand options. These store-brand organic products can actually be substantially cheaper than non-organic name brands. Store-brand organic lines include Safeway’s O Organics, Wal-Mart’s Great Value, and Supervalu’s Wild Harvest. You can also find store-brand organic products at Publix, Kroger, and Wegmans among others.
Grow Your Own Food
You can take organic food one step further by growing your own fruits and vegetables in your garden. Although getting produce to your table may be more time consuming, it will save you a substantial amount of money to grow your own food, and you will assured in knowing that the fruits and vegetables on your table are free from harmful pesticides.