Yes, it is…

I am often asked if it is wise to spend the extra money to purchase organic foods. The answer is—yes. What is your health worth? Organic foods cost more, but they are better for your health. Always remember that disease is cellular malfunction caused by deficiency and toxicity. Organic foods deliver more nutrition and fewer toxins, helping to both prevent and reverse disease. Good health is about making good choices.

The evidence keeps accumulating. A 2014 study in the British Journal of Nutrition, found that organic crops, ranging from carrots and broccoli to apples and blueberries, have substantially higher concentrations of a range of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.  A study by the University of California, Davis found that organic tomatoes have almost double the concentration of the beneficial flavonoid quercetin. A 2017 study in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry found that organically grown onions provided up to 50 percent more flavonoids than conventionally grown onions. Flavonoids are natural compounds that protect against inflammation and chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

In addition, organic foods are not contaminated with insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and toxic metals, reducing the amount of toxic chemicals you consume. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, children are at greater risk from the toxins in conventional foods than adults because their defense systems are not yet fully developed. This is another argument for buying organic.