Learn how to Lose Weight - Why You Should Eat Organic.
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Yo! what it is? Today's topic is organic produce versus commercial produce. Now I can sit with people all the time and I always recommend that they eat organic produce. That's like the first thing that I will say. Just switch from a regular produce over to organic. It's cost a little more money but it's definitely worth it. They usually come back at me with this, “Well, such and such told me or I read such and such article or my nutrition teacher told me that there is no difference between organic and commercial produce.” Then I always go, “Oh! Now I got to explain this whole thing again.” The thing here is that nutrition teachers typically don't know anything about soil. I don't think that you can really be fully, fully qualified to teach nutrition, if you don't know anything about soil and agriculture. So they don't really teach that in schools. Now check this out. What's in the soil? In healthy soil, you have got something called microorganisms and these are very important. Just one gram of healthy soil, you got like 600 million microorganisms in there. You also have some other stuff like bacteria and fungi and stuff which plays a part, but we are just going to focus on microorganisms. Now check this out. What do the microorganisms do? Now when like leaves fall on the ground or when animals die and whatever, the microorganisms convert that organic matter into nutrients and feeds those nutrients into the roots of the plants, into the roots of the vegetables, into the roots of the fruits. So the microorganisms are one of the big, huge sources of nutrients to your apple, to your orange, to your broccoli. Now what happens, when you spray that soil with pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, you can kill up to 85% of the microorganism population in the soil. So when you think about it, what's actually left in the soil to provide the nutrients to the produce? The transport system is gone and so what you have got there is what I will call fool’s gold. It looks like an apple, it might taste like an apple, but really it doesn't have the nutrient value of what a apple is supposed to have. So it definitely is beneficial for you to spend the extra 10, 20, 30 cents to get organic produce because the nutrient value of organic produce blows away that of the commercial produce. If you want to learn more about that, you can check out "Under the Veil of Deception" by Paul Chek. You can get that chekinstitute.com. There is also a DVD about this at the Price-Pottenger Foundation, ppnf.org and just go and look at Paul Chek's “Eat, move and be healthy” DVD. I think, it's like 10 bucks. Then on top of that, this is awesome. There is a short movie at www.wearewhatweeatthemovie.com. You will learn all kinds of cool stuff about soil and how important the soil is because we tend to have forgotten about that. I am out until next time.