Most of you would have come across the phrase "watch what you eat" or "you are what you eat". The diet plays a major role in our levels of health so if you have been eating the right amount of fish, meat, fruits and vegetables then you have nothing to worry about. Right?
Some of these foods may contain harmful chemicals, harmful to us, our animals and our environment. If you wish to eat healthy you might want to start switching to organically grown vegetables and other food products.
Why should you buy organic food products? A majority of food items have been genetically modified. Farmers have used various techniques, chemicals and fertilizers to make them bigger even if they know that this is dangerous to your health. So to truly eat healthy is to eat organic.
Also organically grown vegetables taste much better. Although fertilizers and pesticides have their advantages, they remove flavour, essential vitamins and nutrients so you are not getting the required daily allowance that your body needs.
Another benefit of eating organic vegetables and food is that you help the environment. This happens because farmers will no longer use harmful chemicals and put these into the ground. The land which they have worked on can be planted by the next generation because the land that has been cultivated for so long is still fertile.
If you buy local organic produce you also help to reduce transport emissions.
When you go to the supermarket, one thing you will notice is that the price of organically grown vegetables and other items are much more expensive than those conventionally grown. This is because of the time, effort and love put into the process.
Eventually, the price of organic items will go down when more farmers decide to sell these in supermarkets. It is only because there is a small section of this available now in the store but when it becomes an industry standard, things will change.
Until that happens, you can probably plant and grow these in your backyard. You just need the supplies especially the seeds or the fully grown plant to help you get started.
Don’t forget to do some research first so you know how to take care of them. After all, sprinkling water every morning is just one of the many things you have to do to help these grow.
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