Do you ever think about the food you eat? The vital concern about the food you eat shouldn’t be its taste. When selecting food, make sure you know its origin. Did you know that two tomatoes that are placed next to each other in a supermarket and look exactly the same (well, almost the same) can have a completely different story?
In 1994, a tomato was the first plant approved with the GMO patent. These tomatoes with delayed ripening were introduced to the market.
What is organic food? Organic food is a name for those foods that are grown in completely natural conditions without any additives, such as fertilizers or pesticides, or growing in unusual circumstances, such as a greenhouse. Throughout human history, the food was organic and grown in a completely natural way. It was not until the 20th century that scientific progress began intervening in the food industry.
In this case, the term “organic” is used differently than in the biological classification of living organisms – where organic means something that contains carbon. The term organic food was created in 1939 when the Lord Northbourne, for the first time, used the term “organic farming.” The name was simply kept in the Green Revolution that followed in response to many chemical and artificial interventions that took place in food products.
Today, the production of organic foods is regulated. Every manufacturer receives a certificate that confirms that his product is free of additives, pesticides, and chemicals which are usually present in food in order to reduce the number of pests and increase yields (and, hence, earnings).
Everything we eat becomes a part of us, so give your body just the best and eat only clean foods of which you know the origin. As the organic product is often more expensive than its commercial twin brother, many of us believe that it is very difficult and expensive to be healthy. However, with a little effort, you can arrange with a friend or relative who has a vegetable garden or a farm, buy some products from him, or simply, if space allows, grow your own vegetable garden with your own food.
Can organic food have a positive effect on health?
Experts say it can.
Eating organic food is the best way to reduce the toxin levels in your body to a minimum. Usual agricultural products are full of various toxins in the form of pesticides and various metals. These substances favorably affect the durability of food, but they also certainly affect the overall health. Some of them increase the risk of various diseases – nerve diseases, cancer, and more. Organic food contains high levels of nutrients, such as proteins, vitamin C, and many other minerals. For comparison, let’s look at the numbers:
Organic food contains:
It is worth a try to grow your own organic food and include it in your diet. You will feel the positive effects it has on your health and that of your entire family.
The conditions in which we live are the result of many years of air, water, and soil pollution. We consume up to 90% of harmful substances through food, which leads to some serious health problems. The use of foods without harmful ingredients is the first and basic precondition for a healthy diet and health in general.
Organic foods are produced using ecological methods and principles while respecting the laws of nature and the basic postulate – your health. In order to produce food that is truly healthy, it must be grown in a healthy soil and appropriate environmental conditions. The use of organic fertilizers and pesticides is also crucial for proper organic food growing. Growing organic food will result in a healthy food production and preserve the environment. Try it and you will soon be able to enjoy all the benefits of healthy living and eating.