Why Choose Organic ? by Joseph Mmeyene Victory

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Fast-rising Nutritionist and Founder of VICOFOP, Joseph Mmeyene Victory is going to be revealing the benefits of consuming ogranic foods as explained below;

Organic food is defined as having been produced without the use of artificial pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
Any food or livestock that is grown through organic method are considered healthiest, little wonder a number of people are switching over to organic products in order to live a healthier life. The big question is WHY ORGANIC?

1. Tastes better: with organic food you will get a fresher flavor and taste because the crops are given more time to develop and mature. They do not contain artificial preservatives there shelf life is shorter and consumers get them fresh and tasty.

2. Nutrient dense:research has shown that organic foods are high nutritionally than its non-organic counterparts as the soil provides the most suitable mechanism for crop to access soil nutrients.

3. Free from dangerous pesticides: because organic foods are not produced/grown by the use of chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers which are linked to various disease and disorders such as cancers, immune and endocrine disorders, digestive dysfunction, ADHD, birth defect, leukemia etc. implying they are free from pesticides and that is why they are considered as a safer choice for a better overall health.

4. GMO-free. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, most commonly in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide.

These are just a few of the many reasons of choosing Organic foods, it is cheaper because whole foods helps to reduce the risk of major and minor diseases, meaning lower health care costs, and buying direct from an organic farm saves cost, you can as well consider growing a home stead organic garden making it free.In the United State we have the USDA’s standard to certify organically grown foods but in Nigeria the challenge is how do I get organic products? Or how do I know if a particular food is organic?