There has been a large group of people that swear by the benefit of organic food. In today’s society we are forever in search of an edge to achieve maximum health. As we know, a healthy diet, a consistent regime of physical activity and plenty of rest all have a profound impact on our overall vitality.
Benefit of Organic Food
Organic produce is grown under strict government supervision. Under these guidelines, organic food is grown and packaged without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. Traditionally grown, non-organic produce is subjected to a wide range of chemicals. Many of these chemicals have not been studied enough to understand their long-term effects on the human body. Researchers are still undecided as to whether or not these chemicals can be linked to everything from food allergies to certain types of cancer. The benefit of organic food is that they are not subjected to these unreliable substances.
(Read my blog What is “Organic”? to learn more about Certified Organic foods.)
Meat and dairy produced under organic guidelines are also chemical free. Traditional agricultural farmers often subject livestock to chemical supplements designed to speed their growth and weight. Further, dairy cows are often given chemicals to increase their milk production. The benefit of organic food is that livestock is given only organic feed that is chemical and supplement free.
Another benefit of organic food is its advantage to the environment. Traditionally grown produce are treated with chemicals. The chemicals end up in the soil, changing the landscape and contaminating the water supplies. The benefit of organic food is the ground in which it is grown is left unchanged.
(My blog Are You Eating RoundUp? will tell you more about pesticides in our environment.)
Making a commitment to organic food means making a commitment to your health. The benefit of organic food lies in the chemical free enjoyment of natural whole food. And the benefits to the environment are varied and long lasting.
The decision to go organic is a healthy and responsible one.
Do you eat organic foods? I’d love to hear about the organic foods you enjoy! Is there a certain brand you prefer or do you only eat organic fruits and vegetables? Feel free to share your comments and insights in the section below.