Why I Am Not An Organic Snob
I hear so many things about Organic foods. Some may be true and some may be false. Do I only eat organic foods? The answer would be no, I am not an organic snob. There are a ton of products out there that claim they are organic, but are not certified. They claim they are 100% natural, but they are not. So why would I spend more money on an item that's says its organic, verses the same item that does not say its organic? That is simple. It has to do with the ingredients, especially due to my son's food allergy of rice, corn and soy. So many products have corn syrup or corn starch, rice syrup or rice and soy in them. To me the ingredients are really the power behind purchasing a product. Trying to find items that have 5 ingredients in them, instead of 50. I have also learned that companies will not list corn syrup or rice syrup, but have over 20 different names for the same ingredient. So I would purchase something, think my son could eat it and then he would start getting sick. When it comes to buying organic produce, I tend to buy regular produce. They say regular has much more pesticides, so I use the list above and sometimes base my decision on that. Again unless its certified you just don't know how clean or organic an item really is. The same goes for meats. The packaging is very miss-leading. It may say organic or cage free or natural, but this isn't always the case. I just try to make the best decisions on everything I purchase. I do a lot of research on whether its worth paying the extra on some items, but what it comes down to is if its healthy and can my son eat it. They say only the rich can eat organically and the poor can not eat healthy. I would have to say that is completely false. When we didn't eat clean, we spent so much more money on food. Why? Well most the junk food we ate did not fill us, it was addicting so we consumed large amounts of it and it lacked the nutrition are bodies needed, leaving our bodies seeking for more. Another reason why is because we ate a lot of items I thought were healthy, but were not due to the sugar in them. I don't know about you, but once I start eating sugary items I have a very hard time stopping. The less sugar you have, the less you crave it. A lot of people say in order to eat clean you must eat only organic food and in my opinion I would not agree with that statement. Please note this is just my opinion and everyone is allowed to have their own take on organic verses non organic.