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Organic foods are those which are reared without the regular use of antibiotics and without the application of growth hormones. While producing organic food from crops, farmers normally apply human waste, biotic fertilizers and sewage sludge instead of synthetic fertilizers.
There are various important facts related to organic food which one should know as it is very healthy. In most of the countries across the world, organic produce must not be genetically changed. With the great popularity of organic food, nowadays, different types of mechanisms are also introduced in the field of organic farming.
There are different methods of organic farming and the history of organic farming. There are many people who eat only organic food and they are known as vegan. They are the true type of vegetarian and they do not eat animal or dairy products at all. For them, there are a wide variety of organic foods which are good for health and have great food value.
Some of the delicious recipes of organic food include baked organic apples stuffed with winter fruit compote, fresh organic lemon Verbena and Lavender ice cream, organic white chocolate rosewater cupcakes, festive holiday organic cranberry pie, fresh organic chocolate mint ice cream.
Although people talk about having organic food they do not have a clear idea as to what the thing really is. Organic foods are very beneficial and help to keep you healthy and fit. It has high food quality and has higher levels of nutrition. Many people grow organic food at their home only. They are mixed with organic fertilizers and have not been tampered with chemical fertilizers. Doctors and other nutritionists have claimed that organic foods are much healthier. It is much healthier, good in quality and taste as well.

Organic Foods benefits

Organic food benefits are plenty and you will be highly benefited if you are consuming organic foods. It helps to prevent different kinds of diseases and illness. Problems like heart diseases and cancer are less likely to occur if one is consuming organic foods. These are not tampered with pesticides and chemical fertilizers and hence much healthier for you.
Researches have shown that these types of food items contain 10-50 % higher amount of phyto nutrients in comparison to normal food. Organic foods do not go bad easily it decays much later than normal and natural food. Organic fruits and vegetables are supposed to contain antioxidants in comparison to the normal ones. Farm animals are reared without the use of any growth hormones. This ensures that organic animals are much tastier and healthier.
If you are suffering from any chronic illness then it would be a very wise decision shift to organic foods items. Some of the main reasons why a person should or can change to organic foods are as follows:
  • Lower pesticide residues
  • Higher Nutrient Levels
Moreover children will be very benefited if they are fed with organic foods. They will be benefited as they can build their immunity system and the high quality food will add to their body nutrition and as well as growth. No artificial additives are added in organic food and hence it is much healthier. Hence it has better health overall. So the thing is that this type of food is much better than the normal food so it is always better to shift and start a new diet altogether.

Tips when buying Organic Foods

When buying or purchasing organic foods you should note down a few tips if you are purchasing for the first time. You should look for the label or the mark where it has been certified that it is an organic product. You should be aware as to which is the current body or organization which approves and sell organic foods. You should compare a few stores and their prices before you zero in on your shop. This is important because prices often vary from 10% - 200%. So be careful when you are buying food as organic food is not that abundantly found, only buy which is labeled and which is genuine stuff, and beware of the fakes.

Organic Foods List

There are many organic foods which have been noted to have fewer amounts of pesticides and are healthy for consumption. Some of the Organic Foods items are as follows:
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas
  • Kiwi
  • Mangoes
  • Onions
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Banana
  • Avocados
Organic Farming

Have any of you heard about organic farming? Yes, organic farming is a type of agriculture which is dependent on crop rotation, biological pest control, and green manure. This process limits the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and other products used when crop is grown. According to statistics 32.2 million hectares of land are being organically farmed. This method is regulated and legally set.
Why become Organic?

If you are asking this question to yourself then it was about time. Although people are still in two minds why and when they should change, there have been many who has already made the shift. There are quite a few valid reasons as to why one should shift. If you are asking then the following can be some valid points which you can note they are as follows:
  • Environment friendly: Organic foods are environment friendly and hence it can be good for your health too. The harmful chemical and pesticides are going to have a bad effect on the soil also in the long run and that can be prevented. Waste production is limited and the local wildlife is also not harmed during the farming of organic foods.
  • Farmer Friendly: Constant exposure to harmful chemical and pesticides can be bad for the health of the farmers too so if one is working in an organic field farm then they will not be harmed.
  • Consumer- Friendly: And lastly if you are having organic foods you will definitely be healthier and stay fit as you will not be exposed to so many impurities which can prove to be very bad for the health in the long run.

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