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Why You Should Eat Organic Food – A Doctors Top 4 Reasons

The sudden increase in awareness about health and organic food has made many people wonder why you should eat organic food ? Here are the top 4 answers for your question.

Why You Should Eat Organic Food
Why You Should Eat Organic Food

What is Organic Food: ® Food grown without the usage of chemical fertilizers and chemical pesticides.

Changing Scenario Of Food Industry

Organic farming was practiced in India since thousands of years. Great Indian civilization thrived on organic food and was one of the most prosperous countries in the world, till the British ruled it.

During 1950’s and 1960’s the ever increasing population of India and several natural calamities lead to a severe food scarcity in India. As a result, the government was forced to import food grains from foreign countries.

The green revolution became the government’s most important programme in 1960’s. Natural and organic fertilizers were replaced by chemical pesticides. As a result India had surplus food grains and became exporter of food grains.

As time went by, extensive dependence on chemical farming has shown its darker side, and that is when a sudden light flashed – and discussion on why you should eat organic food began sprouting all over the place.

The focus is more on quantity and outer quality (appearance) rather than intrinsic or nutritional quality.

Pesticides and other chemical residues in food and an overall quality of food have led to a marked increase in various diseases, mainly various forms of cancer and reduced body immunity.

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Eat Organic Food

Good food sustains life, bad food kills.

More Pesticide

For healthy growth we need pure food, organic food is safe, pure, more nutritious, environment friendly, protects against diseases. It has higher levels of vitamin C, certain minerals and antioxidants.

Antioxidants (like iron, magnesium & phosphorus) protect against ageing, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Organic foods are far less likely to contain pesticides.

Experts from Newcastle University suggested that organic produce have as much as 60% more key antioxidants than conventionally grown produce.

According to British Journal of Education, organic products have significantly lower level of toxic metals.

According to Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, organic foods contain higher level of certain nutrients lower level of pesticides.

Better Nutrition

Wheat Grass:® Provides carotene, fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B.

Spinach:  ® Vitamin A & C, Folate.

Moringa (Drumstick):  ® Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world, therefore it can be given cheaply and easily. Leaves retain lot of vitamins and minerals when dried moringa is used. Dried moringa is being used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition.

Organic Food And Antioxidants

Antioxidants like flavanoids and vitamin C, which are found in organic food play an important role in preventing cancer, heart diseases, stroke, neuro generative diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson, diabetic complications.

Importance Of Organic Food In Children

Kids are fussy eaters. Powdered organic greens are a good alternative.

Moringa Powder

Consumption of organic food represents a relative simple means for parents to reduce children’s exposure to pesticides.

Pesticides are responsible for neurological complications in children like functional impairment in learning, short term memory, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and tremors.

Benefits Of Powdered Forms Of Organic Food

Green powder is easily digested.

These can be added to water, smoothies, yoghurt, dals and many more.



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Why You Should Eat Organic Food
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Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi
Dr Menaka Bharathi aka Simple Indian Mom is an Agricultural Microbiologist and helps moms to keep their family and kids naturally healthy both mentally and physically.


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