How going organic helps human these days

Sep 14

The world, at present, is in the grip of raging debate on the consumption of organic food. The base of the debate is to know the consequences of eating organic food. Meanwhile, there is a notion around that that organic food grows in regenerative agricultural systems and is full of micronutrients and healthy microbes. Consequently, it is more nutritious than its conventional counterparts.

Further, there is also a discussion doing the rounds on the main differential point between the organic and conventional food. It is the presence of pesticides. While conventional agriculture heavily depends on synthetic pesticides, organic standards prohibit their use.

This gives enough reason to say that organic foods are exposed to lower amounts of toxic chemicals, thereby leading to healthy life. In fact, the absence of toxic chemicals.is a key part of a healthy diet and lifestyle in general.

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Here are a few reasons why we should share organic food:

Organic diet results in lower Pesticide load: A new study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives studied the diets of nearly 4,500 people living in six US cities. It assessed the exposure levels to organophosphates (OPs), which comprise the most commonly used insecticides on American farms.

Those who consumed conventionally-grown produce were found to have high concentrations of OP metabolites, while those eating organic produce had significantly lower levels.

The health hazards of organophosphates: Organophosphate pesticides are infamous for hazardous consequences to human health. It’s prenatal exposure leads to delayed brain development, reduced IQ, and attention deficits. Varying symptoms of exposure include weakness, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting etc.  It also leads to long term effects which have been linked to neurological effects, such as:

  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Anxiety
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Personality changes

Organics carry less risk of exposure to both pesticides and antibiotic resistant bacteria: The Stanford University meta-analysis published in 2012 reported that people eating an organic diet have lower levels of toxic pesticides—particularly children. Organic meats have far less multi-drug resistant bacteria.

A number of studies show organic foods are more nutritious: Several studies have found noticeable differences between organic and conventional food. Preliminary findings show that organic grains are more nutrient-rich. Organically farmed tomatoes have also shown to have significantly higher levels of flavonoids, lycopene, and vitamin C.

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