Friday, February 5, 2010

The New ,Old Fad...Organic Food!

When it come to clothes and dressing up, I love to be in fashion matter what.But there are some things where I love to be the plain old traditional me. Take food for example.Everybody seems to talking about what's new and what is fashionable in the 'dieting' department. I somehow managed to escape the mad race and stick to my simple four square meal comprising of freshly grown veggies and pulses. (since I was born and bought up in a small town, we had the privilege of growing food in our kitchen garden and eating them fresh!) I always believed what my mother and my granny used to say,"fashion is a cycle. You think our style is outdated?well you would be raving about it in the future!"

Now when I hear the word organic food these , my mother's words ring in my ear, for organic food is nothing but the pure fresh clean food the oldies used to eat. In organic production, the use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and saved as a last resort.For the vast majority of human history, agriculture can be described as organic; only during the 20th century was a large supply of new synthetic chemicals introduced to the food supply.

Its good to eat organic food no doubt about that as you are saved from eating all the other harmful pesticides and chemical which can lead to diseases like cancer and other digestive tract related diseases.Going organic is good for you and the Earth, but if you can't always afford it -- since organic can cost 50%-100% more , I suggest spend most of your organic food money on foods you eat most

  • Apples: most of the pesticides are on the pel so a good scrubing under water can make your regular apple near to organic.
  • Bell peppers and celery are among the "dirty dozen" with higher pesticide residues. In fact, in 2004 the USDA Pesticide Data Program found 49 pesticide residues on sweet bell peppers.
  • Strawberries and cherries are a great source of vitamin C. And while buying organic berries may give you a lot of bang for your organic buck.
  • Grapes:Consider buying organic grapes for children and if you're pregnant. If buying conventionally grown, wash them well before consuming.
  • Green leafy veggies: Buy organic or grow your own (greens do well even in large patio containers).a great source of protein, vitamins A, C, E, and K, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese -- has about 7 calories a cup.
  • Potatoes: Potatoes are a good organic purchase -- especially since most conventional potatoes are pesticide intensive crops.
  • Milk:Cows raised on conventional farms are often given recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) to increase the amount of milk they produce. Does rBGH pose a health hazard to humans? Scientists don’t agree. But if you have an infant or child who drinks milk, consider taking precaution and choosing rBGH-free or organic.
  • Some others: Beef, peanut butter and baby food.
So go organic and live the happy traditional way!

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