Organic Fruits, Organic Vegetables and Grains
Organic fruits, organic vegetables and grains ( organic produce ) are by far the healthiest for our bodies. These foods contain all of the protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals our bodies need for good health. Therefore, your diet should consist primarily of organic fruits, vegetables and grain – only supplemented by animal products such as organic meats and organic dairy products.
The majority of commercially available produce is not organic produce. It has been treated with pesticides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers. The reason is simple – mass farming techniques consist of creating large fields of a single type of plant. With such a high concentration of plants, the soil becomes depleted of nutrients that the specific plant requires. Additionally, such a high concentration of single types of plants attracts pests from far and wide that like to feed on the specific plant. Organic produce growing techniques have not matured quickly enough to keep pace with this challenge. If all farms were to grow organic produce, the demand for organic pesticides and fertilizers would far outstrip the supply. Moreover, given the bulk and concentration of these organic products, our shipping infrastructure would be inadequate to move the necessary fertilizers and pest control products to their destinations. Therefore, in order to preserve the large fields, growers have relied more and more on chemicals to grow fruits, vegetables and grain. These toxic chemicals accumulate in the produce and we consume these chemicals with our food. As with other toxins, these chemical contaminants build up in our bodies and increase the load on our internal cleansing and detoxification organs.
A long-term solution to this is to vote with your wallet. By this I mean buy organic produce. If you do not have the luxury of living near a year-round organic farmer’s market, then many grocery stores are starting to stock organic produce. Look at the tiny sticker on the fruit or vegetable, and see if there is a 5-digit number starting with a “9”. This indicates that the item is organic. A 4-digit number indicates that it is commercially grown. While it may cost more to do buy organic, remember you are what you eat. This will ensure that you are reducing the toxins that your body is exposed to, while also supporting the improvement in organic farming research necessary to solve some of the problems limiting the consumption of organic produce today. This will further encourage the use growing of organic fruits, organic vegetables and grains.
Organic Fruits and Organic Vegetables
Organic fruits are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Fruits are generally easier to digest than other types of foods. If fruits are eaten with other foods, they tend to become partially digested sooner than the other food and can putrefy in your digestive system. Therefore, organic fruit should generally be eaten separately from other foods, and on an empty stomach. In general, wait at least 2 hours after eating any other food, before eating organic fruit. However, you can eat other foods as little as half an hour after eating organic fruit.
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Beans, nuts and seeds are sometimes overlooked, when organic produce is discussed. However, beans, nuts and seeds are excellent sources of fiber, protein and essential fatty acids.
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