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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

ORGANIC FOODS: THE BENEFITS AND BASIS


By Ololade Adewunmi

ORGANIC  food has become very popular. But has been in existence for decades.in the past all crops were organic  but is afterwards  that farms now use pesticides,chemicals  to control  weeds,insects  and rodent  damages.
Organic food is clean, safe, health-promoting, contains no synthetic chemicals, and are grown in a way that is natural as possible, as intended by nature while processed food is for the reasons of safety and prolonged shelf life.

The methods used include freezing, refrigeration, canning, dehydrations and others. No preservatives are added, no other types of fertilizers or pesticides or any other chemicals are added in organic foods. While the processed foods are the foods that can have the pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals and preservatives added to them, within a limited amount
presented in the foods.

For organic foods with meat, the animals cannot have been given any antibiotics or growth hormones but with processed food, the meat can have antibiotics and growth hormones in it.

The difference between
processed and organic foods are very obvious and should be considered when eating and buying for you and your family.

The Benefits of Organic Food:
How your food is grown or produced has a major impact on your mental and emotional  health as well as environment .

Organic food has more beneficial valve,nutrients such as antioxidants than the Processed  food. What's not new? Many worry about the long-term effects of ingesting chemical residues from "conventional" produce (i.e., sprayed crops), as well as the impact these treatments have had on our planet and our resources. 78% of  families now go for  Organic food cause of it health benefits.

* Reduction of Pesticide exposure:
Pesticides are chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. These chemicals are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food we eat.

* Improved Heart Health:
Builds Immune System,Better taste and freshness. Organic food is often sold locally, resulting in availability of fresh
products in the market, which usually  taste better than products that has been frozen, shipped, and transported across long distances.

*      Organic meat and milk are richer in certain nutrients .Results of 2016 European  study  show that level of certain nutrients,including omega_3 fatty acid were up to 50% higher in ORGANIC meat and milk than in conventionally  raised version.

*        Organic food is GMO free  and Environmental Safety.
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