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3 Reasons to Choose Organic

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Many of you probably think, “Yeah, I should probably buy organic….but this non-organic product is cheaper…”

How do I know this? Because I’ve been there! I’ve done that! I’ve SAID that!

So why should we REALLY eat organic foods?

  1. There’s some really scary stuff in and on our foods! Herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, growth hormones, antibiotics, etc. Ok…so…what? Many of these chemicals allowed here have been banned in other countries. The good news is that a  study in 2005 demonstrated that in as little as 15 days, children adopting a primarily organic diet experienced a dramatic decrease in urinary concentrations of organophosphorus pesticides. What the heck is an organophosphorus pesticide you say? It’s a neurotoxin – which means it damages brain and nerve cells. It was originally developed as a toxic nerve agent during World War I. You can read more about the effects of these here.
  2. It’s good for the earth. Seriously. With organic fertilizers, proper crop rotation, and companion planting, responsible farmers help preserve our rivers and lakes.
  3. Eating organic may reduce your cancer risk. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides potentially cancer-causing.

Here’s what happened to a family who switched to all organic:

Wow. That’s some pretty scary stuff!

So where can you get delicious, organic produce when you’re snowed in? You can have them delivered straight to your door! Our family got to try a GrubMarket box for review purposes.

Who is GrubMarket?


GrubMarket firmly believes that you, your family, and your friends should always have the opportunity to eat well, and that price should never be a barrier between you and healthy, delicious, and freshly-harvested food.  They are committed to providing you with the best grocery experience possible, by regularly offering you wholesome foods at wholesale prices.  They work with a variety of farms and artisan producers to bring you high-quality foods and other items at prices that are up to 50% OFF what you’d typically find at Whole Foods and other grocers.

It comes shipped in a box with lots of padding!
Look at all of that goodness!!!

We are a huge fan of smoothies and shakes around here. We added a few dates and an apple to some Strawberry Shakeology and it was TO DIE FOR.

Strawberry ShakeologyYou can receive 20% off your first order by using code GRUB20 and free shipping on orders over $59. Why not also try to win one?! Because I LOVE my readers, you can enter BELOW! GrubMarket Giveaway


Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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7 thoughts on “3 Reasons to Choose Organic”

  1. Samantha Bauler

    I want to keep my family healthy this year by including fruits, veggies, or both at every meal and snack 🙂

  2. I plan to cook more, and go out less! This last year some major medical issues came up, leaving my husband and daughter to do to much box meals and freezer meals (Along with to many take out nights!). This year I hope to do allot more healthy cooking.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear about your medical issues! They definitely put a damper on things for me this past year, too. I’m glad that you’ve got plans to start eating healthier this year, though!

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