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    Organic Food Facts

    In spite of the increasing popularity of Organic food these days, most of the people do not have a clear idea regarding the definition of organic food. In simple words, Organic foods are those foods that are produced, processed and packaged without using chemicals. They have been accepted due to their perceived health benefits over conventional food. The organic industry is growing rapidly and has caught the attention of farmers, manufacturers and, above all, consumers. Some of the popular organic food items include organic tea, organic coffee, organic wine, organic meat, organic beef, organic milk, organic honey, organic vegetables, organic fruits, organic rice, organic corn, organic herbs, organic essential oils, organic coconut oil and organic olive oil.

    Organic foods protect from heart disease and cancer, as they contain Phenolic compounds. Organic food ensures high food quality, which other conventional foods cannot give. Organic food is natural and fresh, and thus, it is tasty. Many people prefer to grow organic food in their home gardens, because it costs about 20% more than the conventional food. Organic gardening uses organic seeds, organic fertilizers, compost, organic root stimulators, and organic pest control. It has been claimed by health experts that organic food is more nutritious. Some of the features that can be associated with organic food are quality, good taste, proper selection of crop varieties etc.

    Advantages of Organic food

    • Organically grown foods are natural, without any sprayed chemical.
    • Organically grown foods are nutritious and full of taste although they may not look as colorful and well presented as shop produce.
    • Organic foods put less burden on environment. Growing foods organically can protect the topsoil from erosion and is a great way of getting closer to nature.

    Tips for Organic Food Customers

    • Search for the label / logo of the certification body that has monitored and approved the production and processing of the food item as organic.
    • Keep yourself updated about the organizations that are authorized to sell organic food in your region.
    • Check out the prices of different food items in different stores and buy accordingly. The price of organic food varies from 10% to even 200% depending upon the place from the shopkeeper has bought the product.


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    Health Benefits Of Organic Food

    Organic food is termed as certified food, which is produced in accordance with some production standards. It is grown in organic farms and vigorously monitored by the officials of a certification body, during the production. Unlike natural food, organic food stuffs are generally grown without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. They are often labeled to differentiate them from the natural ones, because both are similar in terms of color, size and shape. Organic food not only involves fruits, vegetables and grains, but also the products derived from livestock.

    Initially, organic foods were grown at small family-run farms. This restricted their availability to a great extent. The organic foods were available only in small stores and farmers' markets. With the increasing demand and the advancement in the field of agriculture, organic foods are now available in many countries of the world. Pricy though, more and more people are switching to organic food. The superior taste of organic food, perhaps, motivates people to consume them. Apart from the fact that it tastes better than the natural food, organic food has certain benefits on the overall health of the people as well.

    Check out the article to know all about the health benefits of organic food.

    Organic Food Advantages

    • Studies suggest that organic food tend to contain 10-50% higher amount of phyto nutrients as compared to the conventional food.
    • Reduced risk of health problems is often associated with the consumption of organic food.
    • Officials from the certification bodies visit the farm or plant, where the organic food stuffs are processed, to check whether the food is produced in accordance with the production standards set by them or not. This makes the organic food advantageous over its natural counterpart.
    • Since organic foods generally carry labels, you will be able to differentiate them from others and choose accordingly.
    • Organic food stays longer, without decaying, than the natural food.
    • Since organic foods are treated with manure, they are considered better than the natural food, which are often treated with pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers, when they are grown in farms.
    • Organic food contains phenolic compounds, which protects our heart from cardiovascular diseases and reduces the risk of cancer.
    • The farm animals in an organic farming are reared without the use of growth hormones. Farmers ensure that the animals are given a healthy and balanced diet. This makes such animal products tastier and healthier to eat, as compared to those produced in the conventional way.
    • Fruits and vegetables grown in organic farms are found to have more antioxidants as compared to those grown by the conventional method of agriculture.



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    Benefits of Eating Raw Organic Food

    Organic food consumption has become the trend of the time, owing to the multiple health benefits that it offers. Organic food is absolutely natural and is packed with loads of vital nutrients required by the body. One of the major benefits of eating raw organic food is that, not only it tastes better than conventional foods, but also contains a far greater quality, that makes it more nutritious. Read further to explore information about the raw organic food benefits…

    Going in for raw organic food serves as the perfect health improving remedy. A person tends to feel more energized after having consumed raw organic food and organic food also aids in helping you lose weight faster. Raw food gets easily absorbed in the body, thus helps in ensuring smooth bowel movements. Raw food ensures that the nutritional value of the food remains enzymatically and nutritionally intact.

    Cooking food often deteriorates the nutritional value of food, by leading to a loss of vital nutrients and enzymes. Heat tends to change the very composition of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Also the cooking tends to interfere with the bioelectrical energy, necessary for sustaining life. Eating raw organic food goes a long way in cleansing your bloodstream and eliminating the waste products that are responsible for the formation of toxins in the body. So, incorporate raw organic food in your daily meals and improve your health fitness.


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    Very useful information. Now-a-days organic food awareness are found everywhere especially in schools. Its good to turn organic not only for anti aging but also to get rid of illnesses, obesity and to follow a healthy lifestyle.
    Nice post.

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    Re: Organic Food Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by GayathriArun View Post
    Very useful information. Now-a-days organic food awareness are found everywhere especially in schools. Its good to turn organic not only for anti aging but also to get rid of illnesses, obesity and to follow a healthy lifestyle.
    Nice post.
    Yeah you're rite Gayathri.... Thanks for your comment....



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    Re: Organic Food Facts

    Good Sharing Nisha!! Its helpful at times. Thanks!! Good evening

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    Re: Organic Food Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by gkarti View Post
    Good Sharing Nisha!! Its helpful at times. Thanks!! Good evening
    Good Eve Karthi!!! Yeah da. Thanks and welcome dear...


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    Re: Organic Food Facts

    Nice one Nisha,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    Re: Organic Food Facts

    Quote Originally Posted by Yamunan View Post
    Nice one Nisha,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Thanks Yamuna....



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    Re: Organic Food Facts

    Timely info Nisha.. I've been thinking of this organic items for quite a sometime! Thanks for the article da

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