Christmas – this is the time where we usually do a lot of preparations. We buy and pack gifts, decorate our homes with our Christmas trees and other ornaments. Most of all, we are busy preparing for the main event of the celebration, the Christmas Eve dinner, more known as Noche Buena. Here we get to enjoy a meal with all of our friends and loved ones.
If you’re the type who wants to dine with a lot of food at the same time go healthy, you opted to use organic food ingredients instead. Congratulations, you just made the right decision! Not only did you protect your health, but you greatly saved the environment as well.
Along with that benefit, here are other perks you’ve gained with your decision:
THE NUTRIENT FREQUENCY
Organic farmers cultivate the soil that feeds the food we eat. A study states that organically-manufactured foods contain a higher amount of antioxidants and other nutrients. Comparing it to the conventional counterparts of the foods, nutrients in organic ones are on a higher level, making it more nutritious and more beneficial to your health.
NO REPEATED SPRAYING OF PESTICIDES OR SYNTHETIC FERTILIZERS
Pesticides are designed to kill living organisms, that’s a true fact. However, persistently spraying pesticides can be harmful to both the wildlife and to your health, especially as they harm our food, air and water or are gathered inside our cells.
On the other hand, synthetic fertilizers need a huge amount of fossil fuels to manufacture, and contribute to soil degradation and ocean dead zones.
THE ABSENCE OF SYNTHETIC GROWTH OR BREEDING HORMONES
Dodging synthetic hormones (which are usually given to traditional dairy and meat animals to change the reproductive cycles and hasten growth) means stress is reduced for animals. In return it also reduces your exposure to endocrine-disturbing chemicals.
Overdosage of antibiotics to animals can lead to the evolution of risky antibiotic-resistant infections. In order to maintain a proper animal health, organic farmers rely on natural measures instead. Leaving the antibiotics behind and giving you the benefit of eating food without having to worry about that.
FREE OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ORGANISMS
Genetically manufactured crops are an innovation with the use of recent technology which can have devastating impacts on both the ecosystems and animal and human health. Organic rules and regulations prohibit the practice of genetically manufactured seedlings or animals (including the cloned ones).
CARE FOR THE ANIMALS
Organic farmers raise animals with the utmost care that’s in harmony with nature. Quality animal care maintains animals healthy and productive, naturally that is. If you want to drink milk and eat meat from a happy cow, let organic farmers do their job!
There you have it, that’s just some of the benefits you gain from eating food fresh from organic farming industries. Not only you’ll be celebrating a healthy Christmas Eve dinner, you’ll also be helping protect the environment by purchasing organic based products. Celebrate Christmas in a healthy way, break out of the normal tradition and eat your way to a healthy life this yuletide season!