Eating Organic on the HCG Diet
Benefits of Eating Organic while on and off the HCG diet:
Over the past few years, a lot of attention has been given to the organic food industry. Some of the things you’ll be avoiding while eating organic on the HCG diet are:
- No Pesticides
- No Hormones
- No Antibiotics
- Almost Zero Risk of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy also known as Mad Cow Disease)
- No GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)
When you are eating organic foods on the HCG diet, you are getting approximately 50% more nutrients, minerals and vitamins than non-organic food. Also organic production will help reduce health risks due to cancer-causing pesticides. Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives and must be used faster.
Risk Factors of Eating Non-Organic on the HCG Diet
There are over 400 pesticides that are used on the market today. The EPA approves a lot of these before long-term tests can be done. When using products that are not organic, you may be consuming synthetic or chemical fertilizers, growth hormones, animal antibiotics and medications. Some of these products have been linked to cancer, birth defects, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
How to Eat Organic on the HCG Diet
Eating organic can come at an increased cost. However, there are many ways to combat the cost. A great way to eat organic is to shop at a local farmer’s market. This is helpful because you can speak directly with the farmer to see what products they use. You can also purchase organic proteins locally or at a farmer’s market. This helps ensure that no pesticides, hormones or antibiotics are being added.
Another way to cut the cost of organic food would be to buy food that is in season. Buying organic food that is in season will help cut down transportation costs, hence lowering the cost of organic food. Also growing your own garden is a great way to know exactly what pesticides are being used. When growing an excess amount, you can freeze any organic fruits and vegetables and use them at a later date.
There are many benefits to eating organic foods regardless of if you are on the HCG diet or not.