Benefits of Organic Food
We all have heard of organic food. Many products in the market are available labelled as “organic” but what is it? Is organic food really a healthy choice as compared to locally grown food? Is it really offering value for the money? This blog will certainly answer such common questions.
What is Organic food?
The word organic means naturally occurring. It is an agricultural farming system of growing and developing foods that comply with natural farming techniques and ban the use of artificial and synthetic ingredients.
Organic produce and livestock are fed with natural fertilizers and allowed to grow in a natural environment.
Why is organic food better than conventionally grown food?
How our food is grown or raised can majorly affect your psychological health and environment as well. Organic products are scientifically proven to have more valuable nutrients, for example, vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and overall nutrients, than their traditionally grown and developed food and individuals with sensitivities to certain local foods, synthetics, or additives discover that their symptoms decrease or disappear when they eat organic food.
Organic products has less pesticides
Synthetics, for example, fungicides, herbicides, and insect sprays are broadly utilized in ordinary agribusiness and their residues stay on or inside the food that we consume.
Organic food is fresh
Since it doesn’t contain additives or any preservatives that make it last more. Organic products are generally (however not always, so watch where it is from) grown on littler lands close to where it is sold.
Organic farming is environmental-friendly
Organic farming systems decrease land, water and air contamination, conserves water, diminishes soil erosion, makes soil fertile, uses less energy and produces zero waste products.
Naturally raised animals are not fed antibiotics, growth stimulating hormones or any animal byproducts
Livestock when fed with animal byproducts has risks of developing the mad cow disease, scientifically known as BSE, and the use of antibiotics can lead to other issues that can enter into human bodies. Naturally raised animals are grazed on natural pastures and given more space to move around and access to the outdoors, which keeps them healthy.
Organic meat and milk are rich in nutrients
Researches show that degrees of specific nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, were up to 50% higher in organic meat, eggs, and milk than in traditionally raised variants.
Organic food is Non-GMO
Genetically modified organisms, GMOs are plants whose DNA has been changed in manners that can’t happen in nature or in customary crossbreeding, most regularly so as to be impervious to pesticides or produce a bug spray.
Tips for buying organic food
Buy seasonal fruits and vegetables. Since organic food is fresh, it can only be available in the market during its season otherwise the brand is fooling around.
Since organic products are expensive it is advisable to shop around and compare the prices of organic products at grocery stores, supermarkets, farmer’s markets or local bazaars, online and at other places and then buy the ones that fit your budget.
Make sure you read the labels. Organic doesn’t always mean healthy. Some use it as a marketing ploy in the food industry and fool the customers around by making even junk and processed foods sound organic.