An Ultimate Food Guide: Top Reasons To Go Organic

Customers want to know more about the origins and manufacturing processes of their food and are looking for encouragement to eat healthier. Your physical, mental, and emotional health, together with the environment, can all be impacted by how your food is produced or grown. 

Choosing organic food is a smart move for both your health and the environment’s overall well-being. Buying food that has been cultivated organically—free of dangerous chemicals and bursting with greater nutrition, flavor, and sustenance—is a clear choice for your personal health and the bright future of future generations.

Free of GMOs

Genetically modified food is not allowed to be eaten by animals. Farmers that raise organic food are prohibited from using GMO-containing plant feed or sprays, as well as artificial methods to make their crops grow faster or larger. GMO-free goods are guaranteed by the organic label.

Organic Animal Products

Regarding the production of organic meat, laws mandate that animals be fed only 100% organic grain and forage, are not given antibiotics or hormones, and are raised in environments that support their natural behaviors (such as the capacity to graze on pastures). 

Eggs must be produced by chickens that are given only organic feed in order to be considered organic. The use of genetically engineered foods is prohibited. Furthermore, since commercial chickens receive antibiotics on a regular basis, organic eggs must originate from chickens that only receive them in the case of an infection. Organic egg production is forbidden from using hormones or other medications. Although their outdoor space may be only a tiny pen or enclosed yard, chickens must have outdoor access and live in cage-free conditions to produce organic eggs. Not all farm made eggs are deemed to be non-organic; many farmers actually provide their free-range hens with a lot of outside space, allowing them to roam freely on genuine fields and pastures while also searching and pecking for additional food. A lot of farmers even construct areas for the hens to explore and engage in natural behaviors like roosting and climbing out of bales of hay or old farming equipment.

Organic Food Usage Reduces Chemical Exposure 

In the production of organic food, the application of fungicides, insecticides, fertilizers, and weedkillers is strictly controlled.

Healthy food is produced by organic farming, which does not involve dangerous pesticides. Even though some farmers do use pesticides, most of them are made from natural ingredients. The use of these organic insecticides needs permission. Only after all other attempts at pest management have failed are natural pesticides permitted for use.

Gain from Additional Nutrients

Because the soil is maintained and nurtured with sustainable procedures according to ethical norms, organically cultivated foods have more essential minerals, elements, enzymes, and microelements than commercially grown foods.

Five servings of veggies (such as cabbage, lettuce, carrot, and potatoes) cultivated organically, as compared to the identical number of servings of vegetables grown conventionally, offer an appropriate amount of vitamin C.

In comparison to conventionally grown foods, organic foods typically contain 21.1% more iron, 27% more vitamin C, 29.3% more magnesium, and 13.6% more phosphorus.

Take Chemical Substances Into Consideration

The only way to avoid the hazardous cocktail of chemicals found in commercially cultivated food is to consume exclusively foods that are grown organically. Conventional farmers typically spray their crops with 2–12 synthetic pesticides. Green vegetables, chilies, tree fruit, berries, and grapes cultivated traditionally all have between three and four pesticides per serving. Certain commonly used pesticide residues have been related to a broad spectrum of medical issues, such as ADHD, autism, diabetes, and some types of cancer, and may cause subtle abnormalities in a child’s development.

Experience Better Tastes

Foods grown organically usually have a stronger flavor because strong, healthy plants grow in nourished, balanced soil. This is particularly true of heirloom types, which are grown more for flavor than for aesthetics.

Since organic produce tastes so good, many people choose to consume it. You don’t think so? Try a bite of cucumber, apple, berry, or tomato that hasn’t been grown organically before trying one that has. You won’t believe how flavorsome, sweet, and juicy these are. As organic fruit and vegetables are not treated with pesticides and are allowed to fully ripen in the field before being delivered to you, there is a noticeable difference in flavor. The incredible natural flavors stand out when there is no long-distance shipment, no fumigation to fake the ripening process, and no waiting for weeks in storage.

Encourage Farmers

Certified organic family farms cultivate their products in accordance with their environment. They require your assistance since small, organic family farms struggle to compete in the market. By buying their goods, you give them a chance to thrive in the current, globalized economy. Large grocery chains’ non-organic product offerings typically assist major, global food corporations.

Minimize Pollution and Safeguard Water and Soil

Pesticides, fertilizers, and agricultural chemicals are polluting our environment, corrupting our valuable water supplies, and devaluing fertile farmland. The use of hazardous chemicals in agriculture is prohibited by certified organic standards, and biodiversity and healthy soil must be managed responsibly.

Reduce the Amount of Unnecessary Hormone and Antibiotic Intake

To encourage their animals to grow more quickly, to get bigger, and to produce more milk and eggs each day, the vast majority of conventional livestock farmers utilize a combination of growth regulators, medications, feed additives, and high-grain diets. In reality, animals on traditional farms are frequently overworked to the point that they develop physical, hormonal, and/or other health issues, which frequently result in the need for extensive antibiotic treatment. Almost all synthetic animal medications are prohibited by the National Organic Program (NOP) rule. In the end, animals that are in good health produce healthier meat, milk, milk products, and eggs.

By choosing organic food, you may help guarantee an environmentally friendly future for many generations to come. Get organic for the benefit of all of our futures if you appreciate the idea of the children and grandchildren having a healthy, happy childhood and being able to travel to the country and play in the fields and forests as we did when we were kids.

The source of our existence is food. Although this is something that humans have known for ages, we appear to have forgotten this obvious truth. 

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