If you are a health buff, and even if you are not, I am pretty sure you have heard about organics. In fact, I can presume you have heard it often enough recently to raise your curiosity. As awareness for living a healthy lifestyle increases, so does awareness of organic plants and organic gardening. People want to live long productive lives and thus having optimum health is important.
Unfortunately, not everyone realizes that healthy living is not just about exercise and the absence of sickness alone. Because of this, a lot of us do not pay much attention to what they eat as long as they feel good. Well, you may not have symptoms for the time being, but careless eating habits can eventually lead to more health issues later in life.
But I am eating my fruit and vegetables daily; isn’t that what nutrition experts say? This is a very common paradigm but this may not be entirely correct. While it is true that fruit and vegetables should be part of our daily diet, there are a lot of factors that we need to consider when we buy this produce from our local stores. Beyond taste and freshness, we need to think about things like safety and chemical residues. And where our health is at stake, I believe it is always better to be safe than sorry.
One of the popular topics that has caught the attention of people recently is the benefit of eating the skin of fruit and vegetables. Medical experts have found that the fruit and vegetable peel can help us fight certain forms of diseases, even including the dreaded cancer. This is because the peel is rich in nutrients and high in dietary fiber. I remember my mother telling us not to remove the skin of some vegetables because that is where the nutrients are. Well, there must be truth in that as gleaned from studies and recommendations of our health experts.
True enough, people started to adapt the practice of incorporating fruit and vegetable peel in their diet. But there is an important concern here – is it safe to eat the skin of fruit and vegetables? This question came about because of unsafe farming practices that our farmers employ. I am talking here about farming methods that use synthetic fertilizers and pesticides that are then present on the skin of fruit and vegetables as residues when they are eaten.
Studies have shown that these chemical have harmful effects on our health. So instead of gaining nutrients from the fruit and vegetable peel that we eat, we also ingest these poisonous chemicals in the process.
This is where the importance of organic plants come into their own. Organic plants are grown without the use of synthetic farm inputs that traditional farming necessitates. In organic farming, plants are raised using organic compost and complex fertilizers made from decaying plants and animal waste or other natural composting methods. Organic farming adheres to the principle of feeding the soil that feed the plants. By using this method, not only do we get safe farm produce but also promote sustainable farming.
More and more stores are selling organic products, but buying organic produce can be very expensive. Hence a lot of people have taken to growing their own plants in their gardens. Aside from the joy that gardening brings, growing your own organic plants has a lot of benefits. Organic gardening is not as expensive as you may think. And although raising organic plants require more skill and time, you are sure that your family’s food is safe and chemical free.
Many people believe that organic farming is the best way to produce safe food and consequently good health. Because organic plants are cultivated naturally, it is believed that a lot of their nutrients stay within. The advantages of eating naturally grown plants may be numerous, but at the end of the day, food is a personal preference. But for those who value life and the importance of optimum health, the matter is settled. Raising a garden at home is an easy way to help support a beautiful planet as well as take better care of our very own health.