Have you ever wondered why organic foods are supremely good for our habitat and wellbeing? I know that you’re familiar with what organic foods are. But do you know about how they impact our environment? Or our overall health?
Imagine if the fruits and vegetables on your table didn’t contain chemical substances. A healthier body would be yours.
According to the USDA, organic food is produced to emphasize renewable resources. Farmers conserve the soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Food is produced and processed without artificial substances. They’re produced in balance with nature.
This means organic food production is better for our environment.
In addition, organic meat and dairy products are produced without using growth hormones and antibiotics. That’s healthy and safe for your body!
Eating organic foods are an investment in a supremely good habitat for everyone.
What are the standard for organic foods?
The USDA has established a set of national standards that “organic” labeled food must meet.
One of them is the farm condition and if it follows the USDA organic standards. For example, synthetic chemicals can not have been used on the land for 3 years prior. And organic certification is required before products are sold.
How to tell if certain foods are organic? Look for the label on the package or watch for signs in the supermarket. Another way is to ask questions when you are at the farmers’ market. Ask the vendor about how the animals are raised. Ask if the local produce was treated with artificial pesticides.
Costly, Yet Well Worth a Healthier You!
Unfortunately, you may find organic foods more expensive. One of the reasons is organic food needs more farmers to handle the production. Another is that your local organic farmer does not have the resources large commercial farms do.
One way to lessen the cost of organic foods is to get to know your farmer. Subscribing to a weekly CSA (community supported agriculture) box may be cheaper than buying at the market. This is especially true if you split the contents with another family. You could also purchase foods in bulk. Rather than buying a pint of strawberries every week, why not buy a whole flat and freeze them? You’ll save money not running to the store every week and have food to enjoy later.
So it’s clear than consuming organic food is not simply about eating. It is an investment in the future. Not only is it beneficial for our environment but also for our health and our family’s.
Why do you purchase organic foods? Is it because you want to eat healthier? Or are you being environmentally conscious? I’d love to hear your reasons why! You can leave your comments in the section below.
Enjoy and Be Healthy!