Organic eating can be an essential part of the healthy living journey. By obtaining these foods you can maintain a healthy diet free of chemicals and pesticides. There are many things that qualify a food item as organic as well as specific government entities that regulate and monitor foods labeled as organic. So today let’s discuss what an organic food specifically is and why it is viewed as an important factor in the healthy living journey.
The description organic describes the way farmed produce is treated and produced. These crops must be grown in an environment that limits the use of pesticides, GMO’s, and specific fertilizer’s. All meats must be given adequate access to the outdoors and be nourished with organic feed. These animals are also not given hormones for growth, fed any animal by product, and or given antibiotics.
Although organic foods can be expensive in certain markets and grocery stores it should relieve you to know that not all fruits and vegetables need to be organic. The general rule is to be sure that soft skin vegetable’s and fruit’s are purchased organically. This basically means that if you eat the skin of the crop, like you do with apples, strawberries, cucumbers and tomatoes that they should be purchased organically to ensure that they do not contain pesticides. There are specific fruits and vegetables that have high pesticide levels that you should surely purchase in organic form.
During my time here in Nigeria I have had the delight in eating fresh fruits and vegetables that are farm to table fresh. I must say that I have been impressed in the taste of these delicious produce. I challenge you to do some research on the food in your pantry and refrigerator. Find out what forms (organic or not) are the best for you and figure out where to buy them. ❤