Those produce and other ingredients which are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMO), or ionizing radiation are called as Organic Food. Similarly, non veg food sources are called categorised as Organic. The type of meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products which come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones are called Organic meat, eggs and milk respectively.
It’s all about Phytochemicals that boost nutrition
Organic food companies claims to have higher nutritional value than conventional food. Reason is the absence of pesticides and fertilizers in the crops which further helps boost their production of the phytochemicals (vitamins and antioxidants) that strengthen the crop’s resistance to bugs and weeds.
Why Organic food is costly
Farming method of organic crop refrains from using the pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and growth hormones. So, the yield is less as compared to the crops grown with much fertilizers and growth hormones.
How wise is switching your children to an organic diet?
The food you pick for your children is the primary route of exposure risk. Be selective while choosing and using the food packets and dairy items for your children.
Don’t go crazy by scrolling different organic food and products. Ask your Nutrition expert to get an insight.
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(The writer of the article is Consultant Corporate Nutritionist, RD, CDE)