How important is eating #organic when you are trying to be healthy and TTC? Is buying organic worth it?
Organic food refers to food produced with limited pesticides, fertilizers, and additives. Organic foods tend to be higher in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant content compared to conventionally grown food. Conventionally produced food is associated with higher rates of various cancers compared to organic foods.
Organic food is usually more expensive than conventionally produced food. But is the cost worth it?
A recent study evaluated pesticide exposure in couples going to a fertility clinic. They found that the more pesticides a couple consumed, the less likely they were to get pregnant and bring home a healthy child. This finding was dose dependent: women with the highest pesticide exposure had the lowest pregnancy rates. This suggests that dietary pesticide exposure can be associated with difficulty conceiving.‼️
Switching to organic products can also reduce your exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals and support beneficial practices for our environment.
What you can do:
✅Buy organic produce whenever possible. Some products are more worth the cost than others. Consider being selectively organic to keep your budget on track.
✅I will post on IG stories which foods our family tries to buy organic
✅Just because something is labeled as “organic” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Organic junk food is still junk food.
✅Organic food has just as many calories as conventional food. And buying organic is healthy, but should not be used as a substitute for going to the gym.