There has been a lot of noise in the news over the last few years about the benefits of organic food. Whether you have tried it or not yet, there are many health benefits, as well as environmental benefits too, and if you haven’t explored the option, it’s certainly time to look into the subject a little more.
Is organic food better for you?
There has been a lot of research gone into this question, and the result is generally yes, organic food is better for you. This is because any food which states it is organic must have adhered to very strict guidelines in terms of its growth and production. Crops which are organic must have not had any involvement with synthetic pesticides, fertilisers (artificial), and the methods must not have involved any radiation or biotechnological issues. Any animal products, such as meat or eggs for example, must have been fed with organic foods themselves, and the animals must not be confined constantly. The animals must also not have been given any antibiotics throughout their life and they shouldn’t have any growth hormones of the synthetic variety.
It can be hard to understand organic food, but the bottom line is that there is a lot of evidence to suggest that this type of food is much better for you in terms of its vitamin and mineral content. The food is basically cleaner, and that means that your body will be cleaner as a result. The environment will also thank you for choosing organic products too, because avoiding the use of synthetic materials and fertilisers means that the soil is of a higher quality, meaning that future plants will grow quicker and healthier. Your tap water is also cleaner as a result of organic farming methods, because artificial chemicals do not find their way into the water supply.
Is organic food more expensive? A little yes, but it’s certainly worth the slightly higher cost for better health and saving the environment! You can save money on organic food by being clever and shopping around, but always check the packet to ensure that it is truly organic.
Are you ready to go organic?
Taking all of this information into account, are you ready to give it a go? Organic food tastes so much better, because it’s cleaner, and you can tell instantly when you try organic fruit and vegetables. If you’re not sure, put an organic tomato next to a regular grown tomato, and see if you can taste the difference. The bottom line is that you will be able to tell, because the organic tomato will taste fresher and simply better.
Maybe it’s time you made the switch?