The Benefits of Organic Foods
Organic foods are those in which the ingredients are being naturally grown, absent any chemicals or pesticides. It also means that the farming used is eco-friendly.
In recent years there has been a surge in the availability of these organic foods and products. After all, the more educated the masses are on their benefits, the greater the demand. So what exactly are the benefits that people have discovered?
Organically Grown Food Tastes Better
If you have never had organic food, I urge you to run out immediately and find some. Get some fruit or vegetables. Maybe a granny smith apple is your choice. Now, take a bite...Doesn’t it taste like the best apple you have ever had?
I would be surprised if you don’t think organic food tastes better after only one bite. Without the excessive pesticides and chemicals using in the farming, one can truly get an appreciation of the natural flavors of your food.
This is true for all organic foods, not just apples. Nature has provided us with a wide array of flavors, which when left alone are far superior to that of chemically enhanced products.
Organic Foods are Better for You
Organic foods are more nutritious than foods grown using pesticides. There is now plentiful research that shows organic food is vastly superior in vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. In fact, organically grown foods have on average 30% more antioxidants than conventionally grown foods. Further, the pesticide content found in many of these conventionally grown foods can have serious impacts on your health.
For example, some pesticides can:
- Compromise the function of our liver and prevent it from cleaning out toxins
- Damage your body’s ability to produce energy, making you feel lethargic and tired
- Increase the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia
- Cause birth defects, miscarriages, and kidney malfunctions
Organic products are Better for the environment
Organic food also promotes farming practices that are better for the environment. Organic farming encourages ecological harmony that is good for the food, the land, and the surrounding animals. It has even been shown that organic farming prevents soil erosion, while maintaining healthier soils for crops in the future.
Surprisingly, the use of natural and organic foods is also beneficial to our water supply. The chemicals sprayed on the crops have to go somewhere, which is typically right into our water supply from rain runoff. By limiting the use of pesticides in our farming practices, we provide ourselves yet another natural health benefit.
So, upon completion of this article, the question is: Why wouldn’t you eat organic foods? It’s better for you, the environment, and maybe above all, it tastes better!
Through continued education on natural and organic foods and their benefits, we will continue to see greater demand for them. Ultimately , for us, the consumer that means greater supply and a better opportunity for a naturally healthy lifestyle.
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