Organic food

Organic Food has more useful nutrients produced by organic farming processes without using the different harmful chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers. They are very beneficial to health and body.

Organic Food or Non- organic food:

Organic food:

Organic Food is fresh free from antibiotics and grown by natural fertilizers. Pests are killed by birds, insects, and diff traps without using synthetic methods.
Organic GMO-free feed is given to livestock and examines to the outdoors.

Non-organic food:

Nonorganic food gets by chemicals and not genuine and imitation fertilizers and pests are killed by different harmful medicines. Antibiotics are used for the diseases of livestock.

Organic food has beneficial nutrients like Vitamins C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, which play an important role in our lives like on our mental and emotional health, and also connected with the environment. The people with allergies to food find fewer symptoms themselves when they prefer organic food. The demand for organic food is increasing day by day because of the people’s belief that it is healthier than conventional ones. The benefits of organic food on our health and mind are as following:

Health:

organic food is produced by fewer pesticides and free of toxic chemicals that may not affect human health and reduce the public health risks to farmworkers and their families because of the pure soil, air, and water in which they play and work, breathe, and drink. The method of green manure to fertilize the land produces good food products. Besides, a healthy diet simply means a healthy mind and better nourishment for a good living and your first wealth is your health.

Antioxidants:

Organic food is free from preservatives and makes it last longer and has the positive effects of antioxidants on a healthy body include the prevention of heart diseases, cancer, eyesight problems, etc.

Effect on heart:

Organic food is good for the good working and condition of the heart especially reduce the effect of cardiovascular disease. It clears the arteries from fat. Food such as leafy green vegetables, fruits, grains that are produced organically prevent different diseases and give a peaceful mind and a healthy lifestyle.

Free from Genetically Modified Organisms:

GMO foods are that plants whose DNA is changed and modified in that way that cannot occur in nature
in order to save from pesticides and produce insecticide through genetic modification techniques.
The essential benefits of GMO-free produced more nutritious and tastier food. When humans take non-organic food, they indirectly consume antibiotics, vaccines, and growth hormones inside which affect their immune system and become weak to fight against different diseases.

Poison free:

Organic farming uses the natural processes to kill pests like birds, insects, and other traps that do not
contain any chemicals like pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides in order to save the consumer and prohibited from organic crops.

Safety of environment:

Organic food farming is done naturally without pollution, conserve water, and soil erosion to give you a healthier and good environment free from synthetic chemicals.

Nutritious food products:

Organic milk, meat, and fish have a great amount of nutritious content because it takes time to grow and give good results. Organic oil makes the food tasty. Olive oil is the best essential oil in cooking.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:**

1. Why is organic food bad?

It affects due to pesticides approved for organic farming or because of airborne pesticides.

2. What is the difference between organic food and regular food?

Organic food like vegetables, fruit, eggs, milk, and meat is produced without Synthetic (human-made) pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

3. Is organic food is more nutritious?

The new study finds that organic food and vegetables produce between 20 and 40 percent more antioxidants than conventional fruits and vegetables. Both offer the same level of nutrition.

Conclusion:**

Organic food is very beneficial for health and also affect the environment. It reduces pollutions. It also helps conserve water, reduce soil erosion, and use less energy… we can also extract essential oil which very amazing effects on health. Organic farmers are true life-savers who work so hard to produce food without mixing any harmful chemicals.

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Organic Foods

Organic food is broad term that varies from natural food to processed foods. But the main demand for organic foods is that it must not contain any chemicals, poison and it must not be genetically modified ( non-GMO).

Organic and Regular foods … What to prefer?

Regular foods are the foods produced by using regular fertilizers, pesticides and sometimes includes genetically modified organisms.

On the other hand, organic foods are free from GMOs and produced by GMOs. Organic foods do contain pesticides, but the residue is either due to the airborne pesticides due to polluted surrounding or due to the use of pesticides approved for organic farming.

So, if I were you, I would prefer organic food products or at least I would try to do so.

Pros and Cons of Organic foods

Pros

  • Reduces the risk of health for farm workers and surrounding population
  • Provides an option for buyer to choose less toxic food products for their family
  • Due to less exposure to nitrates and other fertilizers and pesticides, the vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, magnesium and iron are preserved
  • It is proved that milk and milk products from non-genetically modified animals has high level of healthy fats

Cons

  • Due to increased present demand and awareness of organic food and food products, and low present growth, the price of organic products is expensive
  • The standards for determining a product as organic is restrictive towards many products that are normally considered organic

Are organic foods free of pesticides?

If you think the organic foods and their products are totally free of pesticides, you are wrong. The organic foods as well contains pesticides, but these pesticides are made of pesticides that are specifically naturally produced

Shelf life of organic foods

The shelf life of organic foods is usually perceived to be less as compared to regular foods because organic foods are not treated with various preservatives to artificially increase the shelf life

But preservatives are not the sole determinants of shelf life but the time of their travelling from farm to store also affects the shelf life of foods

From where can I get organic products?

There are a lot of markets now a days that endorse organic food products. The one I personally follow is Reef’s Organic Box. This is a Lahore based company that sells organic products

Is kitchen gardening an option?

Kitchen gardening is a small-scale gardening that involves growing herbs, vegetables of daily use like tomatoes, chilies, radish, and cucumber etc. This is an easy and efficient way to ease the access to healthy and organic products in a budget friendly way.

From where to start organic food consumption?

There are various organic products you can purchase. But starting with minor changes the following are the organic products you can start adding in your daily food consumption for healthy lifestyle modification

  • Desi chicken
  • Pure herbs and spices
  • Pure honey
  • Home-made butter (makhan)
  • Desi eggs
  • Pure oil
  • Home-made desi ghee
  • Whole wheat (chakki) flour
  • Pure oils
  • Seeds like flaxseeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.

Conclusion

Organic foods are an extensive topic. There are hundreds of books written on solely this topic. But talking about it concisely, these are health friendly foods that are need of our body in this world full of pollution, pesticides, and genetically modified products. You can start by modifying the foods of regular use like eggs, oils, and chicken etc. If you have a small garden, go for kitchen gardening. But do give it a go for a healthy life.