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Organic ... or not?
Saturday, 9h20 ... A green juice freshly extracted in one hand, my laptop in the other for writing a new article, I sit on my balcony to enjoy the last moments hot. I have always been multitasking, a real Womance in the blood!
That's when my sister decides for a surprise call and asks me, "Vicky, taking my coffee this morning, I was looking at my almond milk and, quite simply, I wondered, what is the difference between organic and non-organic stuff? "After this lively discussion, I told myself she probably should not be the only one wondering why buying organic!
First of all, there is taste! Have you ever tasted organic carrots or straight out of a garden? It is sweet, crunchy, colorful and TASTE the carrot ... not like the mass-produced carrots of the supermarkets. Why? Simply because they had the opportunity to grow slowly and so concentrate all their flavors containing less water and more vitamins, minerals and polyphenols.
Then there are the pesticides. It is certain that the biological leap does not ensure the total absence of chemicals, since there is always possibility of contamination by water, wind or pollution. On the other hand, the farmer does not use it for the production and it is already extremely positive! We can always find traces, but it will never be as much as in conventional culture.
Another point not to neglect: organic culture respects Mother Nature! It does not contaminate underground river systems, does not destroy surrounding biodiversity and soils remain rich in macronutrients and micro-organisms.
What about organic milk and meat? Good question! For cattle rearing to be considered organic, ruminants must go every day to enjoy the outdoors and farms must respect a code of hygiene, ventilation and brightness. Also, cows producing milk must feed only on grasses and grains. Their diet must contain very little corn silage that could lead to antibiotics. Finally, antibiotics should not be used and, if it is, the milk will be removed from the circuit so as not to find in our products.
Pesticides, fertilizers, GMOs and all synthetic additives are prohibited. The breeder always favors alternative medicines for treatments.
Organic is not synonymous with health
On the other hand, it is not because there is an identified label "organic" that it is necessarily healthy and healthy! As in all good things, there is always someone to enjoy the system. When I go grocery shopping, it's not uncommon for me to find cereals, cookies or chips, stuffed with sugar or salt, that do not hesitate to proudly display the organic mention, despite the fact that it is not not at all health!
As I always say, take the time to read the labels and find out!
Eyou me in all this!?!
For my part, I try to eat organic as often as possible. On the other hand, since some foods are more expensive, I do not always buy organic and I focus on informed choices.
Apples, cucumbers, celery, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, spinach and so on, are the fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticides. Well, these, I take organic ... By cons, those I can peel like avocado, mango and kiwi, or those who grow in the ground and keep their good taste like onion and sweet potatoes, I take them non-organic.
I hope I was able to help you a little in your future grocery choices, the Super Womances !!
Your voluble naturopath
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