What is best for you and your children?
So what is the real difference between natural and organic? Or is there a difference? You will be surprised to know that the difference is huge so to speak. Very often, natural foods refer to foods that have undergone minimal processing. So not all natural foods have to be organic. On the other hand, organic foods are foods made without the use of persistent toxic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, sewage sludge or irradiation. Organic certification on the label is a great assurance that you are purchasing food that is not tampered with or processed in any form.
So which is the better choice – organic or natural?
Organic foods are foods made without the use of persistent toxic pesticides, antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, sewage sludge or irradiation. Organic certification on the label is a great assurance that you are purchasing food that is not tampered with or processed in any form.
Most people prefer and are willing to spend more on organic food than on natural food because strict measures are in place for organic food while natural food does not have to follow strict rules and regulations. Just about anyone can use the “natural” label freely due to the lack of proper guidelines and rules. But to use the “organic” label, a manufacturer must follow a set of strict rules and regulations set by the government.
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If we talk about ethics, organic farming is considered to be much more ethical than other farming methods because it involves cropping systems that improve biodiversity, biological cycles and the biological activity of soils. Organic farming, by definition, does not use chemicals or pesticides that are harmful to the environment that can contaminate rain and groundwater. It also replenishes and maintains a healthy and fertile topsoil with rich biological material, which does not erode in waterways.
Organic also assures you that fruits and vegetables are available in their natural seasonal cycle rather than fruits and vegetables which are forced to ripen and sold throughout the year.
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How to adopt an organic lifestyle
So if you are really concerned about what is going on in your body, the health of your family, and the ecosystem in general, you will need to go the extra mile to find “certified organic” labels on your food. Changing your lifestyle to organic is not difficult. You can start with fruits and vegetables, then gradually move on to food grains, then milk and juices. A step forward would be to switch to organically produced body products, as 68% of what you put on your body is absorbed by the body.
There is now a growing awareness in terms of beauty and body products and the true conscious are already making this paradigm shift. Mothers in particular are looking for products that do not contain any potential chemicals and are absolutely safe for their babies.
And if you think organic is expensive, think about the moolah you save by visiting doctors and health experts to cure lifestyle ailments potentially caused by the massive chemical attack on our lives. If health is at stake, a little extra is worth it!
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