Benefits of Organic Food

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What do you know about eating organic food?  Is it actually better?  From recent reports, there are many health and environmental benefits associated with organic food, which will be described below.

Higher Nutrients

Organic foods are generally planted in high quality soil, and thus are characterized by higher nutrients when compared to other fruit and vegetables grown commercially.   Organic food can contain 30% more nutritional concentration than commercially grown produce

Safe to Use

In contrast to traditional and commercially available produce, no chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers are used in the growth of organic food making them more healthy and safe to use. Some commercial farmers also make use of some banned and illegal pesticides to expedite the process of the growing season.  With an extensive use of pesticides and fertilizers on vegetables, some commercially grown vegetables and fruit can be detrimental to your health.

Better Taste

The taste of organically grown vegetables, fruits generally taste better.  This can be due to a variety of reasons, but one is that organic food is fresher as it contains no chemicals to maintain its color, shape or texture. 

Environmental Safety

Lack of harmful chemicals in the production of organic food avoids seeping into the air, water and soil.  With our current state of the environment, this may help significantly in our efforts to reduce pollution.

Food Quality

We need to become very aware of what we are eating.  Commercially grown meat, for example, may be exposed and injected with various hormones to speed growth time.  Organic meat may be grass fed for example, reducing the chance of hormonal supplements.

So, the next time that you go to purchase a food item, consider where it has been grown.  This awareness may help you in choosing where and what you buy.