At NAKED infusions organic gourmet salsa, we realize that our products cost a little more than conventional salsa. But we think it's worth the cost, and not just because of our fresh taste and unique infused varieties. You may wonder if the extra expense of buying organic food is worth it when you think about your grocery bill. Yet eating organic can save you in healthcare and other costs down the line, so it balances out. You may even come out ahead
There are plenty of reasons why you might want to avoid food that's been exposed to pesticides. Certain pesticides have been shown to increase cancer risk in farm workers. Unless you work on a farm, you're exposed to a much smaller amount of pesticides, so your cancer risk will be less. But when you're trying to minimize your own chances of developing cancer, you want to consume as few potentially harmful substances as possible.
It's a difficult balance. Eating 10 servings of tomatoes each week can reduce your risk of prostate cancer by 18%. (And yes, salsa counts.) But conventionally grown tomatoes absorb more pesticides than other vegetables. Non-organic tomatoes contain helpful lycopene, but they also contain harmful chemicals.
And let's not forget those farm workers. When they get sick, we all pay for it. That's how health insurance works.
The health risks of pesticides go far beyond cancer. The popular herbicide Round-Up, commonly used on GMO crops, has been linked to over a dozen illnesses. These include autism, diabetes, heart disease, depression, celiac disease, Alzheimer's Disease and ADHD. All of these impact your quality of life while costing a fortune to treat.
Clearly, if you're concerned about your health, avoiding pesticides and herbicides is the way to go. Washing produce doesn't remove all the chemicals, so if you want to keep pesticides out of your diet, you need to buy organic.
Let's not forget the environmental impact of pesticides. Scientists suspect that pesticides are responsible for for the massive decline in the bee population. Our crops depend on bees for pollination. Less bees means less variety of fruits and vegetables in the market, and rising prices because of a declining food supply.
And it's not just the bees. When pesticides run off into lakes and oceans, fish and other animals can get sick. So not only do we have to pay for the environmental cleanup, but eating those fish and animals may make us sick, increasing our healthcare costs. Pesticides can also leech into the drinking water, causing health problems with the accompanying expenses.
Raising a child is so expensive that parents may be tempted to save a few bucks by buying conventionally grown produce and products made from conventional fruits and vegetables. But many are finding that their children are insisting on the extra expense. Children are more educated about environmental issues than ever before, and don't hesitate to remind their parents of the long term benefits of buying organic.
Kids know that paying more for organic food now will save you money in the long run.
NAKED infusions gourmet salsa and corn chips are 100% organic and Non-GMO Project certified. They are also gluten-free, and do not contain vinegar or onions. Only one variety (Oaxaca White Chocolate) contains a small amount of added organic cane sugar. NAKED infusions products are available online and in stores across America.