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Weight Loss and Organic Foods

Author: Jay Bauder

Are you concerned that the food you are eating may be harmful to you and your
family? With news reports about GM (genetically modified) foods, health scares
about eating beef, chemicals on food affecting peoples health and the
intelligence of children, its no wonder that many are looking to organic foods
as an option.

WHAT IS ORGANIC FARMING?

Organic farming produces plant and animal foods without the excessive use of
chemicals. It focuses on using fertile soil along with a variety of crops to
maintain healthy growing conditions which produce a food with more nutrients and
less chemicals than typical commercial foods. Organic farming prohibits the
growing of GM foods, a controversial issue among commercial growers.

Animals reared on organic farms are treated properly with room to behave like
animals and are fed healthy food sources not laden with drugs and other
chemicals.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORGANIC FOODS?

One of the common benefits proclaimed about organic foods is that they taste
better - but there are many other benefits to incorporating organic foods into
your diet. Besides the physical benefits to you there are environmental benefits
and benefits to the animals and people who live and work on the farms.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Organic foods prevent people from ingesting regular amounts of pesticides and
insecticides commonly found in commercial products. Animals are not routinely
given antibiotics and other medication which enters the food supply to humans.
Some research suggests that this excessive use of chemicals in food can be
linked to increased health problems and interferes with the healthy development
of children.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

Organic food also protects the planet. Organic farming ensures that
bio-diversity remains available in the foods we eat and the wildlife that live
on the farms. Fruits and vegetables are naturally available in 100s of
varieties. Commercial growing limits the variety of each food available by mass
producing only a handful. Many species of birds, insects and other animals are
affected by the chemicals and farming conditions used in growing commercial
foods.

Organic farms grow a mix of crops and promote a balanced ecosystem including
insects that protect crops from pests and worms and other micro-organisms which
fertilize the soil.

HUMAN AND ANIMAL BENEFITS

Organic farming is considered sustainable farming. The workers and the
animals are not as exposed to dangerous toxins or working and living conditions.
This enables people to continue growing healthy foods for the rest of society
without reliance on huge machinery and chemicals.

The animals raised on organic farms are not subject to the terrible living
conditions imposed on commercially reared animals who often live in exceedingly
small spaces without the freedom to move or interact. These unhealthy conditions
lead to a spreading of illness which is combated with regular doses of
antibiotics.

On organic farms the animals needs are given priority. Healthy food, clean
living conditions and freedom to behave like animals means healthier animals.
When animals are sick they are cared for individually according to their actual
needs.

Organic, sustainable farming protects humans, animals and the environment.
Increasing the demand for organic products will encourage this form of farming
and ensure that the food supply available to our children is a healthy one.



Jay is the web owner of

http://www.weight-loss.biz/weight-loss-diet/
Weight Loss Diet, a
website that provides information and resources on nutrition, weight loss
programs, and fitness. You can also visit his website at:

http://www.diet-pill.info/healthy-diet/
for Healthy Diet

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