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Eating Organic?

Eating Organic? Topic: Eating Organic?
May 25, 2019 / By Dicky
Question: My family and I are looking to start eating organic. Where do we start? I know it sounds ridiculous to have to ask, so please spare me the "buy organic foods" answers... I'm looking for more specific information, like how to keep it cheap, the best places to shop, and recipes for nice organic meals. Thank you in advance for any help!!!
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Blain Blain | 3 days ago
Hi, I am too trying to switch to all organic, but it's going to be a little more difficult and more pricey. I usually buy organic milk from Kroger (usually they have it on sale). Kroger's organic section is usually pretty big, and Publix is catching up too. My favorite place to shop at is Whole Foods or Harry's Market. It's not cheap, but it's NOT double the price of regular food. Also, some products may not be 100% organic. Whole Foods I believe sells everything organic, while Harry's Market doesn't HAVE to. Look at the labels. If it says "organic", this could mean half the ingredients are all natural. If it says 100% organic, you bet this is going to be the real thing. To start out with, switch to organic milk (Horizon is the best in my opinion, look for the red carton with the cow). If you can't afford to go 100% organic, try to watch out what you eat in regular products. Stay away from High Fructose Corn Syrup or any corn syrups, and ANY hydrogenated oils (partially or fully hydrogenated). These are the major two things I refuse to put in my body. Oh, and there is a grocery store called Life Grocery around here. They sell organic foods too, and they usually have a speaker come in once a week to talk about how to switch to organic and quick and easy meals you can prepare everyday. One more thing, I'm sure Amazon.com has plenty of books that can give you organic recipes that are fast and easy for the family.
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Blain Originally Answered: Is eating all organic bad?
I totally agreed with Jill, Organic is the best but then it cost much more then the usual in the market. Centuries ago there are no such things as enhancer for animals and plants. We all live in the normal world filled with natural "recycling" concept. Now population rose, everyone need to eat in order to live. People started to think of a way to reproduce livestock and fruit trees and crops, etc. They all had to enhance the growth of these "food" thus edible growth enhancer are being introduced into these livestock and fruit tree so that they will all grow faster then the normal pace. Guess we are all living in this world fill with enhanced growth product thus, it is less nuitricious in terms of unnatual growth. Plants need natural mineral to produce original quality nuitrients in it. Thus these are all missing in the enhanced food, Whilst Organice are under natural growth care and sunshine, rain and it will have time to extract all original nutrients from the soil itself. Noticed now adays human lifespan has shortened? So bottomline, take more organic food. It will not harm us, but help us grow older and healthier. Cheers

Acey Acey
Whole Food's has chains throughout the US, and while being somewhat pricier, it's not that bad. Get in the habit of eating healthier, like fruits for snacks, and whole grain or whole wheat bread. Doing this, you are healthier and don't have to focus intensively on "Organic". A good way is to go to Farmer's Markets, which are natural, but cannot be labelled as organic because they didn't go through the certification process (which is expensive, and if they mark it as organic, they get fined upwards of 10,000 dollars). Hope that helps.
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Sophy Sophy
If you want to eat truly healthy, lose body fat consistently, normalize your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, prevent cancer, and even boost your brain health and energy levels, you may have heard all over the news that the Paleo Diet has been found to be one of the best methods of achieving all of these benefits compared to any other popular "fad" diets out there. Go here https://tinyurl.im/aHM4s The truth is that the Paleo Diet will never be considered a fad because it's just simply the way that humans evolved to eat over approximately 2 million years. And eating in a similar fashion to our ancestors has been proven time and time again to offer amazing health benefits, including prevention of most diseases of civilization such as cancer, heart disease, alzheimers, and other chronic conditions that are mostly caused by poor diet and lifestyle. One of the biggest misunderstandings about the Paleo Diet is that it's a meat-eating diet, or a super low-carb diet. This is not true
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Posie Posie
I love the Paleo cookbook the dishes are delicious. Everyone in my family has enjoyed them. Even my grandchildren whom are 7 and 11 they are ok with healthy eating choices. My husband has MS and I've heard a lot about this diet helping with this disease. Also I was having severe stomach pain before starting this diet. Now I have no more pain. It feels good to feel good. Thanks so much for your book. It is a fantastic book. The recipes are so easy to follow and it has helped me to re-educate the way me eat. This way of healthy eating and within one week i have a notice able increase in energy. Let's cook - https://biturl.im/paleorecipebook
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Maureen Maureen
sure, trader Jo's, henrys, clarks are some good sources to check they have organic products, also mrs. goochs, whole foods, gelsens are others to check out. please be careful, though, corporate america has gotten into organic foods the past few years and they have their so called corporate organic farms that from what i have found out thru friends and seeing them myself that they are getting away with putting organic labels on products that are at best substandard and my friends and i won't touch them we have been in organic for years the fda does nothing to encourage quality standards the fda has a policy of letting corporations get away with anything even if it means misleading the public this is my humble opinion based on facts, research and being with organic communities one more thing talk to the produce manager or manager of the places you obtain foods from ask direct questions do not be shy this is your life and the lives of your families be bold it has been my pleasure to answer this thanks
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Maureen Originally Answered: Why do people think eating organic vegetables is better?
I have been asked to respond to this question and to do it justice this is gonna be a long answer. So if you have a short attention span, please move on to the next question. 'The spokesperson for the organic food industry already admitted on national television that it isnt any healthier' Yes I understand this did happen, but what he said was it was inconclusive and this was a while back. This is no longer correct, they now have conclusive evidence to support commercially grown organic food being higher in nutrients. First I will clear up the misunderstanding of the intention of growing Organic Food. The concept was a growing method to protect the environment by reducing the number of chemical fertilizers and routine injections given to animals. The intention was not to produce more tasty or healthier products at all. However, consumers have misunderstood this subtlety, mainly because producers have seen the massive profits that can be made from people believing that Commercially grown Organic products are better for them (as opposed to the truth, Commercial Organic farming is much better for animal welfare and the environment -stricter legislation too. AND marginally better nutritionally see below). PLEASE NOTE The reference to Commercially grown organic foods and homegrown or local grown organic foods, a distinction I will return to later. There had been a number of inconclusive studies done on commercially grown organic foods in the past in relation to both taste and nutritive benefits. Indeed many people have appeared on television challenging both the claimed taste and nutritive benefits, including popular chefs (Delia Smith comes to mind). But ... there is now well supported research findings by Dr Kirsten Brandt of Newcastle University which found that commercially grown organic carrots, apples, peaches and potatoes had greater concentrations of vitamin C and antioxidants than conventionally grown produce. In 400g daily allowance of fruit and vegetables you get 20% more nutrients in organic food. Other research supports these findings including American Research on Kiwi Fruits and research done on organic milk has been shown to contain 68% more omega3 fatty acids than ordinary milk in research done by the University of Liverpool. However, eating more conventional fruit and vegetables a day can also increase your nutrient intake. There have always been strong distinctions between the welfare of commercially grown organic animals and conventional animals, enforced by stricter legislation for the commercially grown organic animals. However, these are still far from perfect (in my opinion still dubious eg in egg production, better than conventional farming methods but still awful). 'There arent even any studies indicting modern pesticides, not even among the farmers and their families that use them' Sorry incorrect again. A nice summary here of some of the research that disapproves this statement. http://www.pesticides.gov.uk/acp.asp?id=2120 ‘‘Long-term exposure to pesticides can lead to serious disturbances to the immune system, sexual disorders, cancers, sterility, birth defects, damage to the nervous system and genetic damage’. European Commission 2006 'Organic takes up to 4 times as much land resource to yield the same amount due to the inefficient and backward methods' Wrong. http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/organic/policy/actionplan/annex3.htm There are numerous Governmental research findings which consistently show that organic farms are more biodiverse; more plants, flowers, birds, insects, bees, etc etc. Organic farming also avoids some of the of carbon hungry processes eg avoidance of soluble fertilizers and pesticides. http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/organic/index.htm Another reason why UK Governments have financial grants packages and information services to encourage UK farmers to grow organically and sustainably. http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/organic/systems/method.htm 'If this catches on we'll be cutting down forests for farm land to meet demands' The opposite is actually true. Also, do not confuse the intensive meat and dairy industry with organic production they are different beasts (lol). See this video for mass deforestation caused by traditional agriculture - intensive beef and dairy industry and growing foodstuff for intensively reared livestock (such as the intensive poultry industry). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWWNLvgU4MI The intensive Beef and Dairy industry (and growing feeds for intensive livestock farming) are responsible for more deforestation than any other cause. Why do people think organic is so good? Animals have not been treated with: antibiotics, growth hormones or feed made from animal byproducts. Animals are fed organic food (for a proportion of their life). They have access to outdoor space. Organic food can not be GM. Organic food is (largely) free of synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides. U.S. Department of Agriculture Environmental Working Group found that even after washing, some fruits and vegetables consistently carry much higher levels of pesticide residue than others on conventionally farmed foods. They developed the concept of the dirty dozen fruit and vegetables. http://www.foodnews.org/methodology.php http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/nutrition/a/pesticides.htm So far this has been about commercially grown organic produce. There are problems with this method of food production, see comments above. It is also usually a monoculture system. It is also usually more expensive to buy. Organic produce is often imported from abroad, where they do not have as strict Organic standards as the UK and there is also the issue of CO2 production from flying food half way around the world. Another criticism of organic food is that it is not as fresh as other food (when it has been flown from abroad) and it's appearance can be poor in comparison to conventionally grown produce. However, all of these problems can be overcome, you can get fresh, seasonal, local produce, that is much higher in nutritive value than conventional food products. You can ensure that it is chemical free, you can grow biodiversly. You can increase habitat and retain the minerals we need to stay healthy and organic matter in the soils. You can build soils. How? Grow Permaculture. (see my profile for youtube links and site links about Permaculture.

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