It is a question we all ask ourselves when we see jars labelled ‘100% organic’ or cartons and packets of raw ingredients tagged ‘farmed organically’ on the shelves of our neighbourhood supermarkets. Sometimes, we even end up choosing some of these items and consuming them back home to tell the difference from the ordinary stuff lying around, the latter usually being the less expensive option. Well, now when fatal diseases like cancer are on the rise from harmful substances in food, it is a good time to be aware of the benefits of organic food and help ourselves make healthier, more informed choices.
Normally, when farming is done, a large amount of synthetic fertilizers are used to make the soil yield more crop. Harmful chemical pesticides are sprayed on the crops to fend off bugs and insects that might destroy it. The pressure to mass produce makes farmers resort to means that jeopardize the concerns of safety and health of the consumers. Research has shown that if you eat just one apple, you could potentially eat more than 25 chemicals, even after you have washed the apple thoroughly in water like we have all been taught to do. The safety standards of food grade chemicals have fallen to dangerous levels over the past few decades, and hence, it is important to be careful about what we are putting in our bodies.
In times such as this, it is highly recommended that you move your family to an organic diet and prevent the accumulation of toxins in your biological system, which can later lead to fatal diseases. Apart from being free of dangerous chemicals, organic products also contains 50% more vitamins and minerals than ordinary food. Among the many added bonuses of organic food, is that it tastes absolutely delicious – way better than inorganically farmed and manufactured eatables. It makes perfect sense, because healthy, well irrigated, efficiently farmed soil produces plants that are in finer fettle and yield tastier results. Fruits, vegetables, and grained produced organically have a richer, fuller, and purer taste. Organic farming is a lot more eco-friendly than ordinary farming because in this case, farmers actually care about the plants and soil, and animals too, if you’re buying meat from livestock fed with organic grains, and hence, allow prevent destruction of the nourishing capacity of the farmland.
Organic food has to pass a number of rigorous quality checks before being declared organic. In their mad rush for profit, most companies throw the quality of their goods to the winds without caring about health standards. When you are buying organic products make sure they have been approved by Quality Assurance International standards (QAI), and you can be confident that they are absolutely chemical free. Organic food is also GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) free, and animals raised on organic feed are not injected with things like growth hormones and antibiotics.
Almost all of us have an accumulated build-up of pesticides in our bodies due to numerous years of exposure to farming chemicals. This could lead to health issues like headaches, birth defects, and added strain on weakened immune systems.
Now, if you’ve been worrying about the increased cost of buying organic eatables, consider this. You are consuming healthier, non-toxic, GMO free food and hence, reducing your risks of illness and health disorders. The little bit of extra money you spend now, you are actually saving for the future where you don’t need to think of mounting medical expenses and hefty bills just to keep yourself fit. So what are you waiting for? Grab your grocery bag and hit the shelves for your weekly dose of organic! And, good luck!