Organic foods have been all the rage for a while now, but everyone is still confused about organic food and its superiority. Organic foods, be it animal or plant-based, are basically the foods which conform to organic farming standards. Most of the people tend to buy and further for the lack of chemicals, while a few others do it to protect the environment and at the same time support animal welfare.
While switching to organic foods may seem like a difficult and (slightly) expensive task, here are some of the benefits of organic foods on health you need to know. We bet these benefits will convince you to make the switch! Let’s begin by discussing what exactly organic food is-
So, what exactly is Organic Food?
Organic food is the food which is grown and processed following a particular procedure. For instance, organic food has to be grown without synthetic pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers or sewage-based fertilizers. So, basically, organic food is that food which is grown without any harmful chemicals.
For livestock to be organic, the animals must not be given any antibiotics or any growth hormones. In addition to this, the livestock also should have access to the outdoors and further be fed only organic feed.
Now that we know the meaning of organic, we can focus on the key benefits of organic foods –
Aids Natural Weight Loss
Without the heavy dose of the toxic chemicals in our system, our metabolism tends to convert the foods into energy, which is the right way our body is supposed to operate. Consuming these toxins prevents it from performing like a healthy machine.
It is this toxic build up which accumulates in regards to weight. Did you know that toxic waste in the body can compile into 2-4 kilograms of weight on the average body? This “waste weight” is basically the result of toxins and chemicals which you ingest via food and the only solution to this problem is eating organic food. Weight loss is just one of the main benefits of consuming organic food.
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Improved Energy Levels
One of the most noticeable benefits of organic foods on your health is the ability to escalate your level of energy. Once you start consuming organic food, you will notice a change in the levels of your energy, from the moment you wake up in the morning till the time your head hits the pillow at night. Please note that this increase in your energy level is due to the following reasons-
- Reduced levels of toxins
- Boosted metabolism
- Healthy weight loss
You must know that eating organic food can add many benefits to your health. Because when you consume these pure, free from pesticides foods, what you are really consuming is what nature meant for you to consume.
Chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides which are vastly used to defend the crop against insects and maximize the crop yield are what pose a threat to health. Such chemicals are viewed as foreign to your body, which causes a range of illnesses and diseases. Heavy exposure to these pesticides can contribute to malfunctions, neurological issues, impairments, etc.
I have heard many people say time and again, “We are all going to die anyway, might as well eat what we want!”
However, it is not about how long you live, but the quality of those years. One must feel healthy and energetic to have fun and explore the many adventures life has to offer rather than battling diseases such as cancer, obesity, etc.
Tanisha Diwan, among other things is primarily a shopaholic, devourer of books, fashion & food writer, daydreamer and traveler, who still takes delight in reading hopeless romantic novels and sipping on hot masala chai.