Organic products have more nutrients compared with products which contain chemicals, preservatives, antibiotics, and heavy metals.
You would scratch your head and would tell that your grandparents lived till 90 or 100. They did pretty well because they were agile, skinny, and busy till the end.
It is a different deal. Why? Generations before us lived in a cleaner environment, ate nutritious food. Farmers grew production without many chemicals as nowadays. Chemicals penetrate soil from spraying it using airplanes and machines. Nobody walks with a bucket of the horse manure to help strawberries grow delicious berries.
I was shocked when I saw that strawberries are cut with the knife. These berries do not melt in the mouth when they come from farms. Did you pay attention that you must wash strawberries before using?
It is the same as on cigarettes package: general surgeon warns about the danger of smoking. It is the same with production which is infested with antibiotics and various chemicals.
Artificial Ingredients in Food
You see that soda drinks, candies or cakes are colorful. Do you think that these dyes are natural? Nope. For example, there are aniline dyes.
- Amaranth (red)
- Orange I (yellow)
- Guinea Green (dark green)
- Naphthol (yellow)
- Tartrazine (yellow)
These artificial colors derived from compounding various chemicals. For example, guinea green becomes a dye when chloroform reacts with benzene and aluminum chloride.
What is it benzene? Benzene is from the distillation of coal. Motor fuel, the solvent for resins, rubber contains benzene. Are you the machine?
Chloroform puts people to sleep. Unfortunately, it triggers gastroenteritis.
Aluminum chloride is produced from heating aluminum with chlorine. Oil refineries used it for cracking oils. The usage of aluminum is dangerous because it has the correlation with Alzheimer’s disease, loss of energy, skin problems, constipation, and nausea.
I wonder who needs aluminum in their food? Unfortunately, you will not find answers on the packaged food and drinks. It tastes good, smells nice.
There are some of the artificial flavors.
- Citric Acid
- Corn Starch
- Corn Syrup
- Potassium Chloride
- Potassium Phosphate
- Sodium Citrate
- Sodium Phosphate
What do you think where these substances in products go? They spread in your body making the impact on you. Do you need these chemicals? Do they protect you? One good reason that I see that we can be better preserved after end and stay like mummies from Egypt forever and ever.
Why Are Chemicals Not The Best Choice?
First, chemicals are unnatural to a body. We do not need heavy metals, preservatives, and antibiotics. A great show was on the Public Radio Fresh Air show when Maryn McKenna, the author of the book Big Chicken: The Improbable Story How Antibiotics Created Modern Farming, presented her findings of the usage of antibiotics in the poultry industry.
Plenty of dangers are lurking in the chicken meat. One of them is the resistance to antibiotics. You heard about the struggle in hospitals when medical personnel fight with bacteria. Unfortunately, stronger brands of bad bacteria come out and show us who is here a host.
Plenty of people go to heaven because these bacteria force them to give up. Antibiotics do not help survive.
You would ask why? I can understand you because antibiotics suppose to fight harmful bacteria and virus, kick them out from invaded territories. Sorry, it is not a case. Antibiotics do harm everything because they kill good bacteria in the intestine. Consequences are not pleasant. The body becomes resistant to antibiotics too.
The microbiome is the second brain according to scientists. I agree with them because when I feast on chocolate, I crave more and cannot think clearly. That is too much, is too much.
Chocolate is not antibiotics but the sugary thing which spoils terrible bacteria and gives lousy life for the friendly community of bacteria.
Can you see where do I go with my rant about chocolate and chemicals? I want to show you that organic food cannot harm you as the conventional food does.
Take Care of Organic Food
Usually, organic food is clean of additives, preservatives, fillers. It is a non-GMO. It means that animals and plants give you food in the same form as Nature created them.
There exist some dangers such as preparation and handling of material. However, the primary source of organic food is good because it is free from chemicals.
Ways to Contaminate Organic Food
You would ask what do I mean about handling and preparation of organic food?
For example, you bought from the farmers market fresh vegetables. You wash them with water from the tap. Most of the city water is contaminated with fluoride, antibiotics, heavy metals and so on. You see that traces of chemicals will be on your plate. Sometimes people use a cutting board which was used for raw meat.
It is the same with meat. Wrong temperature, tools used to cut fish or cheese, later applied for chicken or visa versus, can trigger contamination.
Luckily we can learn how to handle food. However, we can not influence that is inside packaged food. It is one way how to escape this misery. It is a way to be informed and conscious about various choices.
Benefits of Organic Food
- Organic food has more minerals, vitamins, enzymes compared with processed food.
- Organic food is free of chemicals, preservatives, and fillers.
- Organic food replenishes, balances and fulfill the body with vital nutrients
- Organic food does not harm
- Organic food gives energy
- Organic food helps stay fit without gaining weight
Organic food is the best choice to prevent disorders. Consuming food free of chemicals gives body support and building materials for metabolism. The immune system can better protect us from various invaders. We do not have chemicals inside.
Organic food is the best choice to those who want feel well and lead meaningful lives.
What do you think about? I would be glad to answer your questions and hear your thoughts about organic food. Do you have something more on your mind? Spill out. It will leave a space for other thoughts.