The popularity of organic food has been steadily increasing over the past years. Yet many people still buy conventional produce and foods.
Some think that organic food is “too expensive,” while others think there is no difference between regular food and the so-called organic food. However, the difference is huge, with great nutritional benefits and substantially less toxins related to organic food (toxins raise the toxic load in the body which contributes disease).
Even though there is not a wealth of research exploring the organic food industry due to its novelty, some studies have clearly shown the benefits of organic foods. In comparative studies, organic vegetables have shown to have higher concentrations of vitamin C, Fe, K, Ca and P, and lower levels of sodium and nitrates. And organic dairy has not shown to be damaging to the skin as conventional dairy.
In a literature review, Crinnion 2010 emphasized that organic food has greater nutritional value and less toxic content. It is shown that organic produce offers significantly larger levels of vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and significantly lower residues of nitrates and pesticides than non-organic varieties of the same foods. At the same time, organic food supplies greater levels of antioxidant phytochemicals (anthocyanins, flavonoids, and carotenoids), which provide a potent suppressor effect to toxic compounds that induce cell mutation and cancerous conditions.
Recent research has also explored organic food consumption. Lockie et al. (2002) studied over 1,200 food consumers in Australia. They found a strong correlation between organic food consumption and higher educational levels, having more organic consumers with science education backgrounds and knowledge of genetic engineering of foods. They also reported a gender discrepancy, with a higher number of females consuming organic. It was also pointed out that organic food consumers rated health and the nutrient content of foods as the most important motivating factors in making food choices, as opposed to many non-organic consumers which rated price very important. It seems that incentive towards health-consciousness is behind the purchase of organic foods.
Organic food is not only better for your body from a nutritional point of view, Organic food is fresher, as well as much more delectable… Try it! You will definitely taste the difference!
Do you buy Organic Food? If not, Why not??
Maybe you don’t really know much organic food ….. If lack of knowledge is the excuse, then it is time to educate yourself. Not totally convinced about the benefits of organic food? Do some research!
This is not an irrelevant issue. It is a very important one, an issue that has a direct impact on your health. Not only your health but your family’s well-being. The higher the toxins and the lower the nutrient level in the body, the higher the prevalence of illness!!
Or maybe you think that organic food is “too expensive” ….. Well, organic food is more expensive that conventional food -That’s a fact. However, it is really expensive in the big picture?
How about illness? Is being sick expensive? In New York and the US, being sick, visiting doctors, buying medication, spending money for medical procedures is very expensive.
You are going to pay a high price either way…. Or you pay a little higher for your food now, or you pay a much higher price by being sick, not feeling well, and spending your money on trying to heal yourself later.
Besides, organic food is more expensive because it is better food. You always pay more for quality. Would you prefer to buy and live in a house in the middle of a dirty, deteriorated, crime-ridden area? Or would you buy real state in a safe and clean place with good education, well-kept roads and lots of greenery?
The issue is … Do you really value your body and a state of health? Or do you take your health for granted?
So, is buying organic food worth it?? Well… You tell me!
To a Fitter Healthier You,
The Fitness Wellness Mentor