Ever since I started eating and growing organic food, people constantly ask me “is organic food better?”. I truly enjoy to give them the answer “yes it is”!
Usually though, the inquirer is not satisfied with such short an answer, he or she wants facts! Well, I’m pleased to oblige, let’s look at some good reasons to why “yes” is the right answer indeed!
Nutrients There are plenty of studies showing that fuits and vegetables that are grown organically contain more nutrients. The reason for this is likely to be the fact that these vegetables grow more slowly, and consequently can accumulate and compound more of various kinds of nutrients. These include antioxidants as well as vitamins and phytonutrients.
Less chemicals Growing organic vegetables means using other methods than strong chemicals to protect your crop. The chemicals used in non organic farming are not only toxic to the targeted pests and weeds but to all living organisms, including you and me. And what’s really scary is that we are exposed to so many different substances that all mix in our bodies, and no one really knows what kind of synergy effects that occur. Choosing to eat organic means cutting out at least some of the chemicals in the mix.
Better taste Blindfold test results usually show that organic food tastes better than non organic. How is this possible? Well, if the vegetables or fruit accumulate more nutrients because they are allowed a longer growth period, then it is more than likely that they also accumulate more of the substances giving them great taste. quite obvious when you stop and think about it.
The environment One obvious reason that organic is better is the fact that it is better for the environment. There are more reasons for this than the absence of chemicals, but I will not go deeper into this subject in this article
Conclusion Not convinced that the answer to “is organic food better?” is YES? Then I suggest you start from the beginning again, and by all means, go look for more information. Because I do wish that all people would realize that it is so important to start eating organic!
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