By Team Splendid Lifestyle April 23, 2017
Hey All 🙂
Slowly I am switching to organic food as there are so many benefits in eating them plus me and my family will be healthy. Organic food includes those fruits and vegetables which are non-chemically treated, non-use of unapproved pesticides, fresh or minimally processed food. Organic foods have been processed very little without any artificial ingredients or preservatives.
Benefits of choosing organic foods:
Including organic food in place of conventional foods in our diet will reduce the intake of toxins in our body. Research says that even low-level exposure to pesticides can affect the nervous system leading to problems related to the nervous system. Chemicals and pesticides used in farming accumulate in our soil, water, and bodies. Organically-grown food has fewer chemicals than conventionally-grown food.
Research has also shown that organically-grown whole foods like fruits and vegetables have more nutrients like vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous. Also organic foods generally taste better because well balanced soil helps produce healthy plants.
Tips for Choosing Organic Foods
Organic food is a great choice for our health and it is environment friendly. The following tips can help to choose organic foods more efficiently:
Find a farm or farmers market:
Purchasing food that is both local and organic is ideal. Ask friends, family members, and co-workers for referrals to green markets in your area. You can also search Local Harvest to find local and organic food near you.
Whether you are buying your food directly from the farmer or at your supermarket, do not be afraid to inquire. Ask questions about the products, whether they are certified organic, grown using organic methods, or produced in local farms. This shows farmers and store managers that these issues are important to you.
Read food labels:
While buying organic food, read food labels. Packaged foods are often marked with a certified organic seal. Fruits and vegetables typically contain stickers that contain a product look up code to help identify how the food was produced.
Purchase organic food within your budget:
Many individuals are working with limited food budgets. Buying food in season, buying in bulk, and splitting shares in your localities are all ways to buy quality organic food on a budget. In some cases, you may be able to save some money by purchasing a mix of organic and conventional produce.
While purchasing organic and local food may sound ideal, it may not be practical for every person in every location. Some individuals living in isolated places do not have access to farmers markets or supermarkets that offer organic foods. Do not let that stop you from eating more fruits and vegetables. Consuming more plant-based foods organic or not is beneficial for everyone’s health. Simply do the best you can and buy the freshest and best quality fruits and vegetables you can afford.