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Organic Foods Benefits - Should You Be Eating Organic?

Dec 7, 2007
The organic food industry is undergoing an explosion in growth and there is good reason for it. Many people believe that these kinds of foods are much better for your health for many reasons. Most regular foods are processed with additional chemicals for the purpose of preserving the product further or to make the food look more appealing such as adding a color enhancer.

The problem is that we do not know the long term effects that consuming all these synthetic chemicals can have on our body so if you can minimize your consumption of them then it may be the best option to help maintain good health and consuming organic foods is a great way to reduce your intake of these chemicals.

You can find organic foods for almost anything now from fruits to meat. Many large supermarkets carry organic foods and you can even order them online. Organic fruits are grown free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. They are grown with natural fertilizers and pests are kept at a minimum using other methods that do not involve harsh pesticides. Of course, organic fruits will cost more than the regular variety simply because they do cost more to grow. Also the yield from organic farming is less so fewer fruits are produced.

However organic foods are generally much richer in nutrients than regular foods. This is because the soil used in organic farming is generally much richer in nutrition. Even though organic fruits may not look perfect this does not mean that they have gone bad. It is normal for a fruit to have a few scars on it so do not let that turn you off. Also many people report that organic foods taste much better. If you like the taste of organic fruits and vegetables you are much more likely to eat them more often and we all know that we need to be consuming more fruits and vegetables to maintain optimal health.

Remember that you can always reduce your consumption levels slightly of organic foods and still get great benefits since they are so rich in nutrients. This way you can save money and actually end up paying the same or even less than if you chose the alternative.
Organic meat could also be a better alternative to regular meat.

Meat that is produced organically can be drastically different than that which is produced using traditional methods. Organic beef is produced from cows that are raised without the use of hormones and also these cows are raised in open fields and are allowed to roam freely and socialize with other cows as they would in nature.

This is a far more humane manner of treating animals and supporting the organic meat industry can be justified just based on this reason alone. Organic meat will also cost more than regular meat but the added benefits as far as nutrition and also benefits to the environment and the animals themselves can make it worth the slight extra cost. Again the reason for the extra cost is that organic meat farmers cannot produce as much as farmers using conventional methods so they must charge more in order to stay in business.

You can even consider making some of your own organic foods such as fruits and vegetables in your backyard when the season is appropriate. Make sure to get organic plant seeds and be sure to use organic fertilizers. Also remember that organic farming is much more friendly to the environment since there is no use of harsh chemicals that kill pests and also degrade the quality of the soil. Consider organic foods as part of your diet to help you to maintain better health.
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