How To Build Immunity With Pesticide-Free Agro
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has made us realize how important immunity is. Immunity is the ability of our body to resist invasion from external biotic or abiotic components (any living component affecting our system).
Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, etc. are excellent immunity boosters. But did you know they are laden with harmful pesticides?
These pesticides wreak havoc on our immune system because they contain biotic or abiotic components. They de-regularise the immune system.
Research from Stanford University reveals that many pesticides contain drugs such as antibiotics and hormones. This messes with our natural immunity and reduces it.
Here’s how pesticide-free or naturally grown organic products help boost immunity:
Organically grown procure is richer in nutrients and stimulates the immune system. They contain more nutrients like vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients — as compared to commercially grown foods. This happens because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices.
Doesn’t damage the immune system
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine conducted a review of 41 published studies. They compared the nutritional value of naturally and commercially grown fruits, vegetables, and grains. The study further supports the immense damage that pesticides cause to the immune system.
• They impact the immune system’s normal structure
• Disturb immune responses
• Lower resistance to antigens and infectious agents
On the other hand, naturally grown products following healthy practices did not contain such harmful substances.
Free from chemicals
Chemicals found in pesticides are carcinogenic. They cause all sorts of allergies and infections. From potassium bromate in wheat to arsenic in rice, there are many reasons to worry about it.
Thankfully, naturally grown crops, vegetables, and fruits are sans such chemicals. They won’t cause adverse reactions in the body — further leading to health issues.
Easy to absorb
Genetically engineered (GE) food and genetically modified organisms (GMO) contaminate our food supply drastically. The repercussions of the same go beyond our understanding and are not easily absorbed by the body.
Naturally, grown produce does not contain GMO or GE is more easily absorbed by the body. Hence, the body thrives on the goodness of these nutrients.
In the last few months, there has been a spike in the demand for organic & naturally grown produce. This is a result of the Coronavirus pandemic which requires a high level of immunity.
With pesticide-free agro you can increase immunity — not just to fight COVID-19 — but also a range of other diseases and illnesses.