The supporters of a healthy lifestyle and all who just want to live better and better, have long been familiar with the phrase “organic food”. This is absolutely ecologically pure food – as was practically every food ahead of time, ie without fertilizers, hormone additives, pesticides and genetic engineering. The production of organic products is now forbidden to use chemical methods for processing synthetic and genetically modified ingredients. The pure organic fruit and vegetables are less attractive in appearance, they can no longer be stored in warehouses, but he is much more delicious and nutritious than conventionally grown (now) way.
They have more vitamins, minerals, food, and biologically active substances and of course, so they are much more expensive than ordinary products. In Europe, unlike Bulgaria, where only a few stores offer organic products in every supermarket has a stand for organic foods. The same applies to many cafes and bars. With the great popularity enjoyed etc. troubled bars where cocktails are sold “smoothies” – drinks from organic fruits and vegetables, broken ice, with added milk, nuts, syrups. Perfectly logical question arises: is it really worth to pay 2-3 times more expensive pleasure to indulge in “pure” product, if you live in a city with polluted air?
Most of the necessary nutrients the body one gets from the food plant and animal, and its composition is determined by the conditions in which it is grown. If potatoes are sprayed with poison against Colorado beetles, and chickens were receiving hormones for faster growth, it is clear that similar food within the body will “submit” in it and its harmful ingredients.
To achieve a longer shelf life, improve appearance and increase profits from the manufacture, use more powerful chemicals (to stimulate growth), antibiotics (for longer shelf life) and genetic engineering ( protection from pests and growing food for her unnatural natural conditions).
Some of these substances trapped in the body, weaken his immunity. Medical research in some European countries and the USA show that intensive use of chemicals leads to increase in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis and others. When we add the impact of polluted air, water and a sedentary lifestyle, the answer seems clear. The statistics show that 78% of people with higher incomes are willing to pay higher prices for clean products. For those who are not wealthy leaves another option: keeping themselves “clean” food, or simply try to buy products that are less modified. It is believed that the low levels of pesticides are in asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, kiwi, mango, onion, papaya, pineapple and green peas. The highest level of pesticides in apples, celery, cherries, grapes, peaches, pears, potatoes, spinach and strawberries. Remember also that the ripe fruits and vegetables contain significantly less nitrates than prematurely picked. If you like everything listed, but you still want to eat appropriate, then follow the old well known rules: use more fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates and products of unsaturated fatty acids, preferably fish, drink more water, and in choosing products is driven not by their appearance or their rapid preparation and their composition
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