A few reasons to eat organic are Taste, Health and caring for the environment. Organic food is known to have more antioxidant compounds linked to better health and lower levels of toxic metals. Growing organic food supports wildlife habitats. Eating organic has the potential to lower incidents of autism, ADHD, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, allergies, dementia and hyperactivity. It is not exposed to gas ripening practices typically used for bananas. Whatever your beliefs may be, all produce should be washed before consumption. A safe way to clean your produce is soak it in water with apple cider vinegar.
Beets are the most intense vegetable and originated in the Mediterranean region. They come in different varieties, red, gold and candy striped. They abound with nutrients including beta-carotene, B complex, vitamin C, iron, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and manganese. Beets are known to treat anemia, are an anti-inflammatory, purify the blood and help dissolve acid crystals from the kidney that can cause kidney stones. They support blood and chi circulation and the heart, liver and large intestine. Beet greens are also very nutritious and are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin K, folic acid and are rich in iron.
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Peas are sweet and alkaline. The sugar snap pea is a hybrid cross between a snow pea and a green pea offering the best of both. A crisp tender pod and a sweet, plump little pea. They contain protein, fiber, chlorophyll, carbohydrates, beta carotene, B complex, vitamin C, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Peas are an anti-inflammatory, galactagogic, and laxative. They are tonifying to the liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, and may also help stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.