If you have been following this blog or any of us at Organic Muscle, than you know we are all about promoting health through the power of mother nature. We do this by using powerful plants, herbs and superfoods to harness this holistic power. Because we appreciate what mother nature gives us to help heal our bodies, we give back by teaming up with Trees For The Future to plant a tree for every sale to help heal her. This is help that she desperately needs because of deforestation, wild fires, air pollution and more!
Air pollution refers to the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole. Most of this air pollution comes from energy use and production by burning fossil fuels like coal and petroleum gasoline. Dioxins are among these hazardous air pollutants that are emitted during gas or coal combustion. They are more typically found in food but also present in small amounts in the air. This pollutant can affect the liver in the short term and harm the immune, nervous, and endocrine systems, as well as reproductive functions. Not to mention the effects air pollution can have on the cardiovascular system, causing cardiovascular diseases including stroke!
So, why trees? There are many ways that trees are beneficial to both people and the environment. Because trees are habitat for biodiversity, they create much of the planet’s oxygen, and help combat climate change, this list is nearly limitless!
The fact that one acre of trees annually consumes the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent to that produced by driving an average car for 26,000 miles and produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe for a year. Trees might be our best weapon in the fight against climate change and air pollution. As well as the most cost effective, with the price of $0.10 a tree through Trees For The Future!
Another benefit of trees that we like to focus on here at Organic Muscle is agroforestry and it's role in helping farming families improve their land quality and productivity. Agroforestry integrates trees into agriculture and landscapes, a model that is particularly appropriate resource for poor farmers in developing countries.
In addition to providing fruits, berries, and nuts, trees provide environmental services that are essential for families in the developing world. They can improve the fertility of degraded soils (through nitrogen fixation) and prevent wind and soil erosion. Trees can also increase water penetration into underground aquifers, which contribute to improvements in the growing environment.
It doesn't stop there! Trees also help to lessen the wind that might affect crops, cool off ground temperatures, and trap moisture and nutrients in the soil so that food crops grow better in the improved microclimate. This makes these trees a key tool for eco-friendly farms, like the ones that we source the ingredients for our products from!
So, if you care about your health, the food you eat and the planet we live on. Let us help you achieve your health and fitness goals with our line of organic products, while planting trees for the health of the planet along the way!