As famous historian Thomas Fuller said,
“Health is not valued till sickness comes”
A study claims that if a person lives for 65 years or longer, he will have consumed more than 70.000 meals. Food is essential for our health. A nutritious diet or food protect us from many diseases. Food choice is also important. Because the choice of our diet has an impact not only on our health but also influences our social lives. It also affects our mental health too. For instance, it is said that eating fruits and vegetables are also beneficial for our mental health.
There are many different factors influencing our food choice? These factors are categorized into Biological factors, economic factors, and social factors. Social and economic factors have more influence on food choice rather than biological factors. These two factors also determine the overall health of a nation. For example, a study states that most Americans are consuming more sugars, saturated fats, and sodium than their needs.
Most Americans are consuming organic food than before.
What are the benefits of organic foods?
Organic products are those products that are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic herbicides, and fertilizers. There are different parameters for growing organic food. The list of organic food is large. It contains fruits, vegetables, and different other edible things.
Organic food is better for health than regular food. Organic is often fresher because no preservatives are used. It contains fewer pesticides and other synthetic chemicals. Organic products are also better for the environment. Because organic farming produces less pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, and use less energy. Organic meat and milk are richer in nutrients as compared to regular products. Organic food is also free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
As it has been said by an unknown,
“Eat organic food, because your grandparents called it, food”