Improve Your Health Via An Organic Diet

By Amy Rosario

Is organic food all that it is cracked up to be nutritionally, or are we consumers parting with our cash under false pretenses? This debate will run and run and ultimately we will all make our own minds up.

There are those who swear by the health benefits of eating organic, while others dismiss this view as garbage. In fact, if you stop and think about it for a moment, naturally grown, organic foods are going to be good for us, fact. Scientific testing backs this up.

Organic farming is not only good for us, it helps the planet too. This kind of farming only uses sustainable methods so there is a lot less damage to the environment.

The main argument regarding the higher costs is that can you put a price on your health? Anyone can be a farmer, but you have to be trained to be able to call yourself an organic farmer. Yes it does cost more to eat organic produce, you should think of the long term benefits to both ourselves and the environment.

The FDA seems to be very inconsistent here. One on hand they ban some pesticides ,yet on the other some carcinogens are still being used and over 40 types of genetically engineered produce have been approved for sale. The long term effects of these are unknown, and it's not something I'm prepared to risk.

This basically means that despite some pesticides now missing from the farming process, they have been replaced by others. The simple fact is these just can't be good for us.

Changing to all organic can be very expensive and the health experts appreciate this, so they recommend making the switch on fruit such as the strawberry, on which very high levels of pesticides are used. You should also change for the things you eat the most to lower the amount of pesticides you are taking in.

I'm not going to keep banging on about this, as far as I'm concerned the facts speak for themselves; organic farming produces food that is much healthier. - 31805

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