The benefits of going organic
Why organic? Well, one good reason is that a lot of non-organic food is covered in pesticide, not all of which can be washed off. If you eat organically you can be sure the food is pesticide free.
Recent analysis has shown that organic apples, pears, potatoes and sweet corn had an average of 63% more calcium, 390% more selenium – an antioxidant nutrient which protects against damage from environmental chemicals – and 138% more magnesium – which helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and eases PMS symptoms.
And studies have also shown that people who consume organic food
have colds less often, and have, in general, better health, clearer and healthier skin, and better teeth.
Organic food doesn’t only cover fruit and vegetables, but other food items too. Look around the next time you go to the supermarket and you’ll find plenty of organic milk, eggs, soup and meat. And don’t forget baby’s health either. As organic food contains more nutrients than non-organic food it’s more nourishing, and should always be given to little children in their formative years. And no Genetically Modified (GM) food is used in its production.
Want to know what to avoid when shopping at the supermarket? Well, you’ll be surprised to learn the number of common items we eat and drink every day that are on a list of foods with the highest concentrations of insecticide. Milk and coffee, for example, then there are fatty meat, apples, celery, strawberries, spinach, grapes, bell peppers, lettuce, peaches and more. So where the food is labeled, it’s advisable to check the wording carefully.
Now that people realize and have experienced the benefits the consumption of organic food has brought them, its popularity has grown by leaps and bounds. Previously, it was difficult to find organic food, but now it’s available everywhere. And eating organically is trendy too, as evidenced by celebrities such as Paris Hilton espousing an organic diet.