12/16/2010

Organic Food! The Way to Healthier Lifestyle or Just the Latest Trend?

Today the science is more and more advanced and it is not a secret that this influences the food we eat! We need more information to make the right choice. We have to know how to find healthy food.

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In recent years in the bigger hypermarkets started to appear stands with the so called organic food – fruit and vegetables that are not so attractive in appearance, have shorter expiry date and prices that are double compared to the ones of all the other products of this type offered on the market. Of course the question that comes to mind is: Is it worth it to pay two or three times higher prices for products mass distributed in the trade network and what advantages do these bring us?

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT ORGANIC FOODS?

The term organic, eco or bio food indicates one and the same thing food that has been grown without gene engineering, pesticides, soil enriching chemicals and other synthetic substances that protect it either from insects or bad crop. This food is packed and stored in a way that does not intervene with its taste qualities. This is food that is absolutely clean in ecological sense the way food was long time ago before hormonal additives and gene engineering interfered.

A number of researches show that organic foods contain more minerals, vitamins and biologically active substances compared to products produced with the help of synthetic additives. This is important as through food (of plant or animal origin) the organism gets most of the nutrients it needs and the composition of food is determined mostly by the circumstances under which it has been produced.

Be careful in your choice of fruit or vegetable

In order to achieve longer expiry date period, improve the way the product looks or increase the profit generated from production stronger chemicals start to be used (to stimulate growth) as well as antibiotics (to prolong expiry date) and gene engineering (to grow food under conditions that are not natural for it). The bigger part of these substances after entering the organism lessen its defensive powers.

Medical research carried out in Europe and USA show that intensive use of synthetic substances leads to increase in the number of people suffering from cancer, diabetes and arthritis. If you add the influence of polluted air, water and the settled way of life the end result is pretty obvious but unfortunately unfavourable.

After all if you are still wondering how to lose fat and how to live healthier DON'T hesitate the organic food will help you.

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