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The health benefits and importance of eating organic food

BY: Deena David | Category: Food and Drinks | Post Date: 2009-09-27

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Organic food has caught the world by storm. People around the world have become very health conscious. This has made people to start eating food that is very fresh and pure. In the decades gone by, many countries around the world have started mass producing food to control hunger and malnutrition. This has made the farmers use many varieties of fertilizers and pesticides to increase the yield.

The uncontrolled use of these substances has made the people sick. The foods that were produced using fertilizers and other pesticides have increased sickness and have even been fatal in some parts of the world. Research on organic food has shown that they have many health benefits. This is the main reason for more and more people turning to these organic foods to improve their health.

Organic food is grown in many farms around the world. They are certified with a label saying that they are organic. Many kinds of foods like fruits, vegetables and even grains are being grown by these methods. These organic foods are more expensive than the normally grown foods, but the cost is nothing when the health benefits offered by these organic foods are considered.

The various health benefits of organic foods are:

1. Good health:
People who eat organic food have better health generally than those who eat food that is not organic.

2. Fresh: The organic foods that are gown stay fresh for a longer period of time. They also do not decay. This makes all the nutrients present in them to be used by the body in a better way.

3. Carcinoma: One of the major diseases that can be prevented by using organic food is cancer. The reason is that the pesticides and fertilizers can cause the mutation of the cells in the body. This can cause carcinoma of various parts of the body leading to morbidity. Organic foods help in preventing all these complications and ensure good health.

4. Ground water: Another health benefit of organic food is that the absence of fertilizers makes the ground water in the farming areas safe to drink. The water which is absorbed by the plant is also pure water and makes the food grown in this method healthier for eating.

5. Protects heart: The use of natural substances like manure in the growth of the food helps to prevent the various pollutants from affecting the heart.

6. Antioxidants: Fruits and vegetables that have been grown in an organic farm have been seen to have higher levels of antioxidants in them. This is another method in which cancer is prevented as these antioxidants can help to neutralize the free radicals in the body. This health benefit of organic food is very important.

7. Taste: The taste of organic food is better than the taste of food grown by other methods. This is another reason for many people switching to organic foods.

Other than the health benefits, the use of organic foods can ensure the environment to be safe from pollution by various types of chemicals. The health benefits of organic foods are beyond any doubt and so their use can help to improve the quality of life that is present.

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About Author / Additional Info: I have completed my Masters Degree in Paediatric Nursing. I am a writer with a passion for writing. I have been writing for some blogs and other sites. Comments are welcome at the following e mail address: deenaanddavid@gmail.com

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