The Benefits of Eating Organic Foods During Your Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant, then now is the time to explore the many health benefits to eating organic foods during your pregnancy.

If you aren’t already eating organic foods, then why not? Organic foods are chemical free, full of healthy nutrients and vitamins, and free from the many preservatives and additives in a lot of commercially available food. If you’re pregnant, then now is the time to make the switch to healthy organic foods!

As consumers, it is vital that we understand and educate ourselves about what it is that we are eating and putting into our bodies. This is especially true during pregnancy, as everything that you eat will eventually filter down to the child growing inside you. One of the easiest things you can do as a smart consumer is to read the ingredients or labels on the food which you are buying and consuming.

Organic foods are chemical free. A lot of the fruit and vegetables which are available commercially have been grown with the use of pesticides. While these pesticides may help prevent diseases or bugs eating the fruit or vegetables, they also leave residual amounts in the produce.

Research from the Centre for Environmental Research and Children’s Health at UC Berkeley shows that switching from conventional to organic fruits and vegetables, even for just a few days, significantly reduces pesticide levels in children’s bodies.  By eating organic foods your baby will reap the health benefits, and it may save you money in the long run!

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