Organic or Non Organic, Which One Should You Buy?

Should we buy organic or non organic you be the judge. Healthy foods for healthy living may lead you to suppose that organic is best. Because they are more expensive it stands to reason that by serving organic fruit and veggies to your family you are keeping them healthy. Let us look at a few facts to see if spending that extra money is really the way to keep your family healthy.

The USDA organic seal should be on every package of organic foods you buy. Even though it certifies organic food, it gives no claims that the foods are more nutritious or safer than conventional foods. According to the experts pesticides that are found on conventional fruit and veggies holds very little risk to health, and if you wash and peel them before eating it is minimal. Although many people believe that these pesticides hold a risk of cancer, large scale studies say they are unlikely to be an important risk to the general public in that respect.

The normal every day housewife usually has no choice in what she buys as budget plays a big part with most families, but the news is that buying conventional fruit and veggies is safe for the family will disperse any worries she may have. The main difference with organic foods is that they grown in a perfectly natural state with no pesticides. Their high costs result from the fact that the farming practices are more expensive. As they don’t use herbicides or pesticides the organic farmers have to do the weeding by hand and this may result in more labor being employed, also the tighter government regulations mean lower crop yields.

As organic fruits and vegetables are not treated with waxes or preservatives they will spoil quicker than conventional foods, also organic foods never look quite perfect, due to their natural state they may come in odd shapes, different colors and often they are smaller in size, but they can look identical to conventional foods so always check the labels and the USDA organic seal to make sure what you are purchasing is organic. One of the reasons for organic farming is the environment; it helps by reducing pollution and conserving water and soil.

Regardless of how vegetables are grown whether organic or conventional the benefits of eating fruit and veggies out weigh any health risks. That old saying of “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is perfectly true, so pack one in the lunch box or munch away in front of the TV and stay healthy. Have any of you found a difference in the taste of organic fruit or vegetables? I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the subject.

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