3 Benefits of Organic Foods

Title: The Importance of Organic Foods

 

A diet centered on organic, natural foods is key to a healthy lifestyle. Adding more fruits, vegetables nuts and grains to one’s diet is a great way to work toward a healthier lifestyle. Try to replace fatty, animal sources of protein with healthier plant-based proteins and fats. Legumes, soy, lentils, beans, nuts, tempeh, and quinoa are good examples of plant-based, low-fat protein sources. Be sure you choose organic versions of these foods whenever possible, because organics provide additional benefits to health and wellness. Certified organic products must meet strict standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

Healthy Fats

 

Organic plant-based fats should replace unhealthy trans-fatty items such as margarine. Think about adding creamy avocado to your salad, olives or using olive oil or coconut oil when preparing dinner or sprinkling some flaxseeds on your oatmeal. These healthy fats are terrific replacements for many of the so-called bad fats that tend to permeate our diets — mayonnaise, bottled salad dressings, artificial spreads. Organic foods are reported to have 50 percent more mega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, according to a 2016 study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

 

Fewer Pesticides and Toxins

 

Organic foods are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. The USDA requirements stipulate organic produce must be grown in soil not treated with artificial fertilizers, pesticides or other harmful chemicals. The soil must have been free of these substances for at least three years in order for the produce to be certified organic. This helps prevent people from consuming produce that has been exposed to carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substances. Some packaged items may indicate they are made with organic ingredients, but this does not mean the entire product is organic. Whole, unprocessed organic foods are your best bet.

 

More Nutrients

 

Organically grown produce may be richer in certain nutrients than the non-organic versions. This is attributed to the superior soil quality in which the produce is grown. The soil must be determined to be free of synthetic pesticides and other banned substances for at least three years prior to crop being labeled organic. Some studies suggest certain organically grown produce may have more antioxidants than the non-organic versions.

 

To learn more about leading a healthier lifestyle, visit 8 Laws 4 Healthy Living today.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/blog/11-reasons-why-organic-food-is-better-for-you-the-planet/?via=switcher

http://time.com/4871915/health-benefits-organic-food/

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3 Benefits of Organic Foods

Title: The Importance of Organic Foods

 

A diet centered on organic, natural foods is key to a healthy lifestyle. Adding more fruits, vegetables nuts and grains to one’s diet is a great way to work toward a healthier lifestyle. Try to replace fatty, animal sources of protein with healthier plant-based proteins and fats. Legumes, soy, lentils, beans, nuts, tempeh, and quinoa are good examples of plant-based, low-fat protein sources. Be sure you choose organic versions of these foods whenever possible because organics provide additional benefits to health and wellness. Certified organic products must meet strict standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

Healthy Fats

 

Organic plant-based fats should replace unhealthy trans-fatty items such as margarine. Think about adding creamy avocado to your salad, olives or using olive oil or coconut oil when preparing dinner or sprinkling some flaxseeds on your oatmeal. These healthy fats are terrific replacements for many of the so-called bad fats that tend to permeate our diets — mayonnaise, bottled salad dressings, artificial spreads. Organic foods are reported to have 50 percent more mega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat, according to a 2016 study in the British Journal of Nutrition.

 

Fewer Pesticides and Toxins

 

Organic foods are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. The USDA requirements stipulate organic produce must be grown in soil not treated with artificial fertilizers, pesticides or other harmful chemicals. The soil must have been free of these substances for at least three years in order for the produce to be certified organic. This helps prevent people from consuming produce that has been exposed to carcinogenic (cancer-causing) substances. Some packaged items may indicate they are made with organic ingredients, but this does not mean the entire product is organic. Whole, unprocessed organic foods are your best bet.

 

More Nutrients

 

Organically grown produce may be richer in certain nutrients than the non-organic versions. This is attributed to the superior soil quality in which the produce is grown. The soil must be determined to be free of synthetic pesticides and other banned substances for at least three years prior to crop being labeled organic. Some studies suggest certain organically grown produce may have more antioxidants than the non-organic versions.

 

To learn more about leading a healthier lifestyle, visit 8 Laws 4 Healthy Living today.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/blog/11-reasons-why-organic-food-is-better-for-you-the-planet/?via=switcher

http://time.com/4871915/health-benefits-organic-food/

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