Many people are ditching the traditional food path and re-directing over to organic foods. Sure, you’ve eaten traditional foods your whole life and turned out pretty okay, but do you know what you’ve really been eating over the last few years? Have you actually taken the time out to learn why many people are jumping aboard the organic train and heading for greener pastures? Before you completely snub organic, first figure out why this should be your new way of eating.
Many farmers sell organic, and leave their products free of pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals such as herbicides, insecticides, and even fungicides that are sprayed on their crops, used in conventional agriculture. Many of these pesticides gets absorbed into the foods we eat, and consumed by millions, many unknowingly.
Organic Food is Usually Fresher
More often than not, organic foods will be fresher than your typical grocery store food. The reason for this is because organic foods are grown / made without any preservatives. It is the preservatives that make traditional food stuff’s last longer. Organic foods are usually grown on local farms and put up for sale when ready for consumption.
Animals Raised on Organic Farms are Free of Antibiotics, Growth Hormones, & Animal Byproducts
The use of antibiotics in meat production may cause people to become resistant to some types of antibiotics used for medical treatments. This means that when you get sick your body can be less responsive to treatments provided by your physician. By removing these items from the animal’s diet, you reduce the risk of many abnormalities in animal husbandry like mad cow disease.
Organic food is GMO-Free
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are those whose DNA has been changed in ways that would not take place in nature or in normal crossbreeding, usually in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide. In most countries, organic crops contain no GMOs and organic meat comes from animals raised on organic, GMO-free farms.
The taste of organic fruits and vegetables is usually much better than conventional produce. This is the reason many top restaurants use organic produce in their menu. Today, most fruits and vegetables contain preservatives to help them look and stay fresh. If you compare the strawberries from your ordinary grocery store and your local organic farm, I’m sure you’ll find the taste of the farm raised strawberries superior.
Safer for Babies and Children
Babies reap the biggest benefit of eating organic foods. Most babies are born with 200 toxins in their bodies. By the time they reach just two years of age, many would have surpassed the lethal limit of toxins. Providing organic foods to your child reduces these toxins and carcinogens by approximately 1/6 the amount, ultimately reducing their chances of illnesses.
Supports the Local Economy
Because most organic fruits and vegetables are grown on local farms, eating organic not only helps you, but the community as well. Buying organic foods helps to create jobs and keep the local farmers going.
Now I will not ask that you suddenly give up everything that you like to eat. However, I do ask that you try supplementing your store bought vegetables with organic vegetables. Once you notice the difference in taste, you’ll begin to make other changes on your own. You owe it to yourself to be the healthiest “YOU” as possible. Start it off with better and healthier foods.