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How Valuable Organic Food Is In A Healthy Diet

By Ryan Connor

It is not so long ago that that organic food became the craze of the whole nation. Everybody joined the bandwagon – celebrities became organic diet advocates, designers stop using non-organic fabrics, and everyone trooped to farm product sections. There are those who agreed that it is correct to follow this new fad. There are also those whose move to an organic lifestyle might have been influenced by some event and experiences. Or it could simply be because their curiosity was aroused and they wanted to have a try at it. At any rate, there are many who are convinced that this is better way to live, to the delight of sellers who are having a robust business and also those who don’t mind paying a higher fee for the benefit of a healthier diet. The question then is why go organic, and is it effective?

Food is considered organic if it is in its natural state without artificial additives such as preservatives, chemicals, fertilizers, and colorings. In meat production, there are no antibiotics or growth hormones involved in the raising of animals.

There are many advantages in an organic diet. These are:

The use of pesticides in organic food production is largely prohibited, so it contains as much as 70% less than what is found in conventional food. Organic foods are not treated with artificial food colors and flavors, preservatives, nitrates and sulphite, artificial sweeteners, or MSG, in fact there are no synthetic additives at all. There is nothing artificial in organic food – only natural substances such as honey and grape juice are used. Salicylic acid, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus can be found in higher concentrations in different organic foods.

It is usual practice to use growth hormones and antibiotics to increase the size and weight of cattle; in contract, organic livestock are bred without any artificial enhancers. Organic cattle raisers eschew the use of synthetics, relying instead on their farm animals to develop at their normal growth rate. Another advantage of organic food is that there are no Genetically Engineered (GE) components present and neither are GE seeds or irradiation system are used. Rather, organic farmers make full use of crop rotation and natural compost to enrich the soil used in growing and harvesting their products. The big question then is will you go organic? By all means it should be a yes. Because organic products are comparatively costlier, the financially challenged consumer should limit his consumption to a few items (milk, eggs, fruit, vegetables and the likes) until such time as he is in a better financial shape.

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