Thursday, April 25, 2013

Is organic food more healthy than conventional food?

Organic Foods are foods that are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Also include animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too. Operators are inspected annually in addition there are random checks to assure standards are being met. The USDA has identified for three categories of labeling organic products: 100% organic (made with 100% organic Ingredients), 95% organic (made at least with 95% organic ingredients), and 70% organic (made at least 70% organic ingredients). Consumers that are interested in buying organic food must pay close attention to the label and the definition provided above about organic foods. I have a good experience about organic food and I want to share it here. My mom is from another country where they grow exclusively organic foods. She ate everything organic (meats, vegetable, starch, and fruit). She never diagnosed with any sickness. She came to visit me for one month, and started eating from the groceries I bought from the supermarket after some days she told me: “I do not feel well”. I said mom what is going on. She replied: “I don’t know”. I took her to a clinic to have a checkup and she was diagnosed with high blood sugar something she never experienced in her life (75 years old). The blood sugar was so high; she was in intensive care for five days. The doctor put her on daily insulin. When she returned to her home land and restarted her life style she never experienced the blood sugar even for one day. No more medication taking, she ate sweet potatoes, sweet mango, sweet corn, rice and beans, all kind of meat.
Thereafter she revisited me for one month and the same thing happened again. Then I made that conclusion here in U.S.A we eat our traditional process food and over there in her country they consume solely organic food from their farms. Her body was not fit to ingest the process food. It appears to be true that organic foods could healthier for our organism. Read more