Organic Eating and it’s Benefits
Food is one of the most important purchases you will make in your daily life — perhaps even more important than energy bills and holidays.
Choosing organic means saving money on food that has been genetically modified or otherwise altered in a lab. Choosing to forgo processed food is a way of taking responsibility for what you’re putting into your body. As the saying goes “We are what we eat”, it is important to eat good food in order to be healthy and fit.
Despite having a budget to follow, you can always manage to reap the benefits of organic foods.
So, what exactly is organic food?
Organic food is cultivated without the use of pesticides, herbicides, defoliants, antibiotics, and other toxins and chemicals that are hazardous to both human health and the environment.
Organic produce might sound fancy but it carries multiple benefits.
- Save the chemicals, eat the produce – As harmful chemicals are not used in organic farming, there is minimal soil, air, and water pollution. Thus ensuring a safer and healthier world for future generations to live in. Farming without synthetic pesticides is also beneficial for birds and animals in the area, as well as humans who live near farms.
- The future is organic – The use of antibiotics can generate antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains. These cause animals to catch multiple diseases. Animals grown organically have more room to move about. Access to the outdoors helps them stay healthy. Antibiotics, growth hormones, and animal byproducts are not used in organically reared animals making them a source of healthy nutrition.
- Let’s get cooking – Organic food generally has a longer shelf life compared to general vegetables. This is because it lacks preservatives that extend its shelf life keeping it fresh for a longer period.
- Health is wealth – Certain nutrients may be more abundant in organic meat and milk. They have up to 50% greater amounts of key nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, than conventionally produced ones.
- Go organic to grow strong – Making tomatoes six times larger might sound like a possible option for solving world hunger. However, such genetically modified foods (GMO) results in a significant decrease in immune system strength, an increase in infant mortality, as well as allergen sensitivity.
- Hearty life – An increased amount of time grazing on grass increases the quantity of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) present in animal products. CLA is a heart-healthy fatty acid that can improve cardiovascular protection, and it is found in higher concentrations in free-range animal flesh.
- Organic has its own flavor– According to some people, organic produce tastes better than regular food. The primary basis for this assumption is that it is produced using organic methods. Furthermore, organic food is frequently offered locally, resulting in the availability of fresh produce in the market, which typically tastes better than frozen vegetables that have carried great distances.
The increase in awareness of good food has resulted in the popularity of organic foods. With purported health benefits, greater flavor, and ease of preparation, these super foods have made it to the top of grocery lists.