The Truth About Organics


Organic food VS non organic VS GMO food is probably one of the most hotly debated topics in the world today. You may be surprised to know that many people are not fully aware of what exactly is meant by organic food. So let’s take a quick look:

  • Organic food does not contain more nutrition that non-organic food
  • Organic food has no chemical sprayed on it, like pesticides and herbicides
  • Organic food is not treated with preservatives, is perishable, and fresher than other food when bought at stores
  • Organic food is grown in soil without chemical fertilizers
  • Organic meat is from animals not fed with growth enhancing and other chemicals

I know, the first point may have come as a huge surprise to many of you. Well, it’s true. There is no evidence which proves that organic food contains more nutrients than non-organically grown food. You may wonder then, ‘Is it really worth to spend that extra dollar on buying organic?’ The question is not about nutrition alone; the question is, do you really want to be swallowing a host of chemicals along with your food? If you’re not going to eat those chemicals by themselves, why would you want to eat them in or with your regular food? Aha, now it’s beginning to make sense, isn’t it?

Organic food has a lot of benefits. Let’s take a look at some of them:

  • Without chemical additives in your food, you are at lesser risk of life-threatening diseases like cancer.
  • Organically grown food definitely tastes better – there are no two ways about it!
  • Organically grown food is GMO free; which means you are not ingesting plants/animals whose DNA has been altered in a lab in a way that would never happen in nature.
  • Organic food works out cheaper in the long run as you will be less prone to illness; keep medicines and healthcare bills at bay!
  • Organic farming methods help the environment, by preserving the soil fertility, preventing the development of super weeds and pests (by developing resistance to chemicals), preserving birds and aquatic life.
  • By preserving the soil quality and other life in the ecosystem, it benefits us, our families and neighbors’ families, and helps us all live healthier.

Even if you have to shell out a few extra dollars for organic food, we’d say it’s definitely worth it. After all, you don’t want to compromise on your health. What’s more, you’ll also be doing your bit for the environment when you buy organic.

To learn how eating the right foods can help you stay fit, trim and energetic, book a free consultation at the Young Naturopathic Center for Wellness. After conducting a thorough investigation, we will formulate a personalized wellness plan and tell you what foods to eat and what changes to make in your lifestyle to enjoy optimal health the natural way.

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