More and more people are going towards organic diet these days. It is believed that organic food is actually better for your health.
Chemically grown produce can be harmful to your health in the long run. Organic food – although a little pricey – can be more beneficial for your health.
But is that true? Is organic food really better? Or is it just the hype?
The question most people ask is: why should you eat organic?
Why People go for Organic Food
People around the world are switching to an organic diet nowadays. Organic food is grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, insecticides, and fertilizers.
Thus, the harmful effects of these chemical products are not transferred to your food.
Other reasons for switching to an organic diet include concerns for animal welfare and the environment.
Is Organic Food Beneficial?
After a lot of research, it was proved that organic food is actually not better than the conventional food that you consume.
Organic food and normally produced food have the same levels of disease-preventing nutrients, phenolic acids, and flavonoids.
Not to mention the fact that the prices of organic products are almost double than those of conventional ones.
What Other Options are There?
There are plenty of other options available to you that will provide you with health and nutrition, without the overuse of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers.
Eat More Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
If you want to follow a healthier diet, try eating more fruits and vegetables. They are more beneficial for your health than any organic food products.
Where to get Them?
If you are still worried about chemicals that might be present in your fresh produce, try getting your fresh veggies and fruits from a local vendor or farmer. That way you will know where your food is coming from and you won’t be worried about any unhealthy chemicals.
Grow Your Own
And while we are on the subject of healthy living, why not grow your own fruits and vegetables?
There is just something satisfying about eating food that was grown in your own backyard.
If you have a green thumb, this can be your personal little pet project, and if it goes well, you can install a whole garden filled with delicious and fresh fruits and vegetables, right within your reach.
Also, you will know what exactly goes in your garden, so no worries about the chemicals either.
What Route Should you Take?
Now that you know that organic food and the conventional food are basically the same, you must be looking for an option that is good for you health.
Well, we have an answer for you.
Instead of an organic diet, you can follow adopt a plant-based and vegan lifestyle. The transition may be hard at first, but soon you will notice that vegan lifestyle is actually healthier for you.
Written By: Elevate Nutrition Founders, Jillian Salomone and Paul Salomone