Organic Food and Health Benefits

June 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Food

The constantly increasing demand of organic product has put researchers at work. They had to determine the benefits and the risk of such foods on the human body over the traditional food. Although some years have paste since this organic food movement has started, the scientific society still has not come up with a unanimous opinion about it. Thus, while some researchers have said that no health benefits can result from consuming organic food, others have sustained a totally different opinion.
A starting point in the organic food benefits debate may be the nutritional level of these products. In 2003, The New York Times published the results of a research on this matter; the report of the research included the conclusion that the value of some nutrients like vitamin C, for instance, some minerals and polyphenols (antioxidants playing an important part in the good functioning of the immune system) are considerably higher in organic products than in the traditional ones. This is one health benefit worth taking into consideration by everyone.
Traditional products are often subject to the action of toxins and pesticides producers use in order to boost their production and product quality. These harmful substances get into the composition of the product and may have bad effects on the human health causing tremors or headaches. Organic food is free of such chemical action; thus, no restriction to consuming products such as fresh fruit and vegetable can be imposed, this being another advantage of organic food consuming.
Moreover, organic food is also free of any preservatives and additives, sweeteners and coloring agents or hydrogenated fat that are usually used at non organic food processing and packaging. This is a huge health benefit especially for children, which are safe of any chemicals when consuming organic food.
Even if the debates about risks and benefits between organic and non-organic food still continues and the opinions differ as well as the points of view of the scientists on the matter, there are however some clear to mind benefits no one can deny. The simple fact that no chemicals or pesticides are used to produce this food is of huge importance.
While consuming these products you can be sure none of these harmful substances will enter your body and this does nothing more than keep the organic food consumer healthier longer. The lack of any artificial ingredient in such products is one good thing for the physical development of the children consuming organic food. For every responsible parent wanting the best for his child, this is a strong enough reason in favor of organic food consuming.

The constantly increasing demand of organic product has put researchers at work. They had to determine the benefits and the risk of such foods on the human body over the traditional food. Although some years have paste since this organic food movement has started, the scientific society still has not come up with a unanimous opinion about it. Thus, while some researchers have said that no health benefits can result from consuming organic food, others have sustained a totally different opinion.
A starting point in the organic food benefits debate may be the nutritional level of these products. In 2003, The New York Times published the results of a research on this matter; the report of the research included the conclusion that the value of some nutrients like vitamin C, for instance, some minerals and polyphenols (antioxidants playing an important part in the good functioning of the immune system) are considerably higher in organic products than in the traditional ones. This is one health benefit worth taking into consideration by everyone.
Traditional products are often subject to the action of toxins and pesticides producers use in order to boost their production and product quality. These harmful substances get into the composition of the product and may have bad effects on the human health causing tremors or headaches. Organic food is free of such chemical action; thus, no restriction to consuming products such as fresh fruit and vegetable can be imposed, this being another advantage of organic food consuming.
Moreover, organic food is also free of any preservatives and additives, sweeteners and coloring agents or hydrogenated fat that are usually used at non organic food processing and packaging. This is a huge health benefit especially for children, which are safe of any chemicals when consuming organic food.
Even if the debates about risks and benefits between organic and non-organic food still continues and the opinions differ as well as the points of view of the scientists on the matter, there are however some clear to mind benefits no one can deny. The simple fact that no chemicals or pesticides are used to produce this food is of huge importance.
While consuming these products you can be sure none of these harmful substances will enter your body and this does nothing more than keep the organic food consumer healthier longer. The lack of any artificial ingredient in such products is one good thing for the physical development of the children consuming organic food. For every responsible parent wanting the best for his child, this is a strong enough reason in favor of organic food consuming.

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