Selasa, 31 Agustus 2010

Senior Health - Organic Food Why is it so

As soon as we learn more about food and toxins that can learn are often found in our food, it is increasingly clear that simply eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains is not the only way to improve on a diet. The purity of the food you eat, be taken into account. The way food is grown or raised may have an effect on your health.

What is the difference between organic and conventional food?

The main difference between conventional and organic food is being grown and processed foods. conventional foods may contain chemicals, fertilizers and insecticides, but with natural fertilizers, crop rotation and animals given space to roam freely. There are legal standards that must be met for foods to be labeled organic. These standards include:

O Food does not contain chemicals in soil, including sewage sludge, potash, lead salts are grown. The floor must be free from chemicals for at least three years before the first organic harvest.

o The food can be modified in any way. This includes the use of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), radiation and food additives.

Or you have to be separated from non-organic food at all stages of growing and processing.

or Organic food, animals must be fed 100 percent organic 'means.

or animals must have outdoor access, including adequate space for movement.

What are the adverse effects of pesticides in conventional food?

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a study to test for pollutants in the human body. An average of 84 chemicals found in blood, some of which are prohibited for years. This is known as "chemical body burden" and was led to delays in development-related motor dysfunction, and behavioral problems.

GMO or genetically modified organisms can also have negative effects on health. Genetic engineering in food started to try to increase the benefits that can be found in some fruits and vegetables. Since 1994, genetically modified food could be found in supermarkets. The possible adverse health effects of GMOs include new or unknown allergies, reduced levels of nutrition, toxins and increase resistance to antibiotics.

Like a growing concern about food-borne diseases in many countries, food irradiation, exposure of food to a small percentage of radiation to kill bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella have approved. During irradiation, the food is exposed to known carcinogens, but the risks to consumers are still unknown.

What are the benefits of eating organic foods?

Not only organic food, eliminating the risks of pesticides, GMOs, etc. are provided, but also offer additional health benefits of their own.

antioxidants or more conventional food. Pesticides in the cultivation of traditional food can reduce build the plant chemicals that are used antioxidants.

Or you have a higher magnesium, iron, calcium and vitamin C among other nutrients.

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