Nutrition

10 reasons to switch to organic food

Bio is the keyword of the current period. In conditions where pollution puts its emphasis more and more heavily on our lives, food is what must ensure our ability to combat any potentially harmful elements.

The transition to organic food is therefore a natural one, everyone asking the basic problem, formulated as a question:  How to feed myself as healthily as possible?

There are also skeptics, who believe that organic food can be replaced with synthetic foods, with artificially obtained nutrients and supplements. However, the arguments of the skeptics can be dismantled with a series of well-founded reasons that support the consumption of organic food, so-called bio food. We present the list of the 10 main reasons below.

  1. Organic food is grown naturally

In addition, the supply of chemical substances, fertilizers and nutrients can help to obtain food, fruits and vegetables that reach the stage of maturity much faster and that do not require so much care. However, an impact on the human body is felt when consuming these foods that include supplements and chemical fertilizers.

For the foods that make up organic food, the fertilizers used are natural, and the land on which organic crops are grown does not undergo chemical treatments for a period of at least two years.

  1. No pesticides are used to obtain organic food

The use of pesticides is removed in the situation where it is desired to obtain organic food, 100% natural and healthy food.

The causal chain is quite simple – once pesticides are no longer used for crops, their manufacture is no longer necessary (at least not to such a high extent), and a positive impact is felt on the environment, by reducing the amount of pollution emitted in the pesticide manufacturing process.

  1. Organic foods are tastier and healthier

The studies and research carried out by specialists have proven that any food resulting from organic crops, which has not been interfered with pesticides, fertilizers or other chemical substances, offers up to 15% richer intake of nutrients to the human body.

Also, the flavor of a fruit or vegetable from an organic culture is considerably richer compared to foods obtained in other ways than 100% natural.

  1. Organic food and products from the Bio Food category are carefully checked and tested

The additional quality guarantee is definitely offered for organic products. Within this segment, perishability is a constant problem, often there is a tendency to supplement with chemicals to preserve the products or to cause them to grow more quickly.

For this reason, checks are made much more often in organic agriculture, so that the beneficiaries are assured of the quality and naturalness of each individual product.

  1. Organic products fight free radicals

The content of antioxidants is much higher in the case of organic foods. The use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers leads to a reduction of over 50% of the natural reserves of antioxidants in the composition of fruits and vegetables.

Agriculture and organic crops definitely have a much richer content in antioxidants, which brings considerable health benefits. The high level of antioxidants in organic food helps our body to fight more effectively against the action of free radicals, in order to promote an optimal state of health.

  1. Organic food brings benefits at any age

Anyone recognizes the flavor and the health benefits of organic food. Such foods are beneficial for every age group, from children to teenagers, adults and the elderly, and even for pregnant women.

Studies carried out all over the world have proven that those babies who are given organic European formula and children who are fed only with organic food from birth until the age of four, end up having up to six times fewer toxins and toxic residues in their blood compared to children who are fed “normal”.

The benefits and the reduction of the level of toxins in the body remain valid regardless of the age category, adults having the opportunity to improve their health to the same extent, by consuming organic food.

  1. Organic food promotes the reduction of negative impact on the environment

Due to the fact that they do not contain pesticides and chemical substances that extend the preservation period, organic foods have a much shorter guarantee period. This translates into higher perishability, which also means that they cannot be transported over very long distances.

Implicitly, one of the main factors contributing to pollution is thus reduced: transport. Such a conception helps to reduce the negative impact on the environment, promoting the consumption of organic foods only when they are in a full season.

  1. Organic food respects nature

Through the considerably reduced negative impact on the environment, architecture and organic animal husbandry have succeeded in creating a new lifestyle. Within it, the basic principle is respect and protection of everything around us.

  1. Organic fruits and vegetables can only be consumed when they are ripe

This fact is an advantage in the idea that in some cases the fruits and vegetables are picked raw and then treated with various artificial substances, in order to reach ripening, while other types of substances and chemical treatments make the food more resistant to transport.

However, organically grown fruits and vegetables are consumed when they have reached maturity, which is another guarantee of their quality and naturalness.

  1. Bio food equates to responsible consumption

Organic foods have always meant respect for nature, for the human work invested in their production, but also for the environment. Organic agriculture reduces the number of intermediaries, reduces the number of polluting technological processes necessary to obtain fertilizers and pesticides and also contributes to reducing pollution.

A post by Kidal D. (5590 Posts)

Kidal D. is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely their own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.

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