Organic Foods: Disadvantages? Are There?

Given all the said advantages and benefits of an organic lifestyle, surely, it can make you healthy. But, are there really disadvantages of organic foods? Here are a few notable ones.

EXPENSIVE. ORGANIC FOODS ARE EXPENSIVE.

Why are organic foods expensive? Farmers do not use artificial methods to cultivate their crops and livestock, they need an extra manual labor which causes their costs to increase. Thus, the only way to have a profit is to sell their organic products at a higher price.

People who want to change their diet to complete organic foods should prepare their budget. If it is possible, then change your conventional foods to the organic ones. However, those who are interested in living an organic life that does not have enough budget opt to stay the conventional way.

ORGANIC FOODS ARE HARD TO FIND.

As you go through the food store, you cannot find a lot of organic foods. You have to go to the farmer’s market.

ORGANIC FOODS DO NOT LAST LONG.

Organic foods spoil easily because it does not have preservatives, thus more foods are wasted if not consumed and more frequent buying. You have to buy more than once in a week, thus your grocery budget doubles up.

ORGANIC FOODS NEEDS A LOT OF EFFORT.

Organic foods may have a lot of benefits because of the way they are cultivated. However, it has to go through a lot of effort. Farmers use manure fertilization, the mineral content of this kind of fertilizer is difficult to apply and maintain. Farmers do not use herbicides and pesticides or any chemicals, thus they need an extra labor manual to weed the crops. Farmers use crop rotation to prevent acquiring plant disease and to minimize the damage to the soil composition. More so, the area to cultivate the crops are reduced because of the nitrogen-fixing plants.

Yes, it requires a lot of hard work, and no matter the hard work, it still results in a lower production. It is also an inefficient method for some crops.

ORGANIC FOODS DOES NOT HAVE A STRONG PROMOTION.

Well, yes, organic foods contain more nutrients than the conventional one. But wait, statistics have shown that there is only a few difference between certain nutrients in the conventional foods. But we can let that slide since organic foods really have a strong concentration of nutrients for promotion.

Not to discourage you, but there is no significant difference with the bacterial contamination in organic foods and conventional foods. Did you know that E coli is prevalent in organic crops? There is 7% in organic crops and 6% in the conventional crops, this has to do with the fertilizer.

Just like any other things, organic foods are not perfect at all. But it can be perfect for you! These disadvantages can be easily surpassed, organic foods have numerous advantages. You just have to get a heads up and discipline yourself with the organic lifestyle. Be healthy! Be organic.

Best Books for Organic Foods

The list of books being mentioned below is written by some of the most influential authors, through the books they have given us extensive inspiration and knowledge on how to be healthy. I’m in the process of getting my first book published and my first print will be a short run limited edition. I’ll publish a post when it is ready for sale and if you are interested in getting a copy please sign up for our newsletter. It’s been a lot of work, but we are working with a great publisher and book printer called Easy Street Print in NYC. If you are an aspiring author and thinking about getting a book published, check out this printer/publisher we work with. Highly recommended.

 

The Big Book of Organic Baby Food: Baby Purées, Finger Foods, and Toddler Meals for Every Stage

By Stephanie Middleberg MS, RD, CDN

It is difficult to serve a tasty yet nutritious meal, but you do not have to worry about this book, you can make a delicious yet healthy meal! The title may seem to depict a cookbook for babies, but no, it also offers:

  • Chapter divisions by age with recipes, developmental information, and Frequently Asked Questions to keep up with your children.
  • There are more than 100 recipes that introduce new flavors and textures.
  • Recipes that can be shared by the whole family are available too!

 

Paleo for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started

By John Chatham

If you are not familiar with the word ‘paleo’, well it pertains to the diet eaten by early humans, which only consists of fish, fruit, meat, and vegetables. This dietary plan focuses on diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein, and increased energy level. The risk of common health problems is decreased.

The cookbook provides:

  • For beginners, a 7-day step-by-step plan and a Paleo shopping guide are given.
  • An extensive list of foods to avoid and 145 Paleo-friendly foods
  • An easy, mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks!

 

Love Real Food: More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourishes the Body

By Kathryne Taylor

The author gives us a guide on how to have a healthy body through real food. The book is designed for everyone! However, it promotes a vegan diet. It offers delicious meatless recipes, the meals are gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free.

 

The Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

By Alona Pulde MD, Matthew Lederman MD, Marah Stets, Brian Wendel, and Darshana Thacker

This is a New York Times bestselling diet book! Well, from the book preview, this is the best. It is backed up by scientific research. The Forks Over Knives can really persuade you to quit eating highly refined foods, meat, and dairy to prevent health conditions. This book contains tasty recipes, 28-day eating guide, and advice.

 

The Vitamix Cookbook: 250 Delicious Whole Food Recipes to Make in Your Blender

By Jodi Berg

This cookbook provides you an idea to include whole foods in your daily diet with the use of a blender and is highly recommended by Terrace Organics. There are 200 easy to prepare recipes that use a blender. The book provides recipes for:

  • Breakfast and brunch
  • Soups and Sides
  • Entrees
  • Sauces and dressings
  • Drinks
  • Desserts

I do hope you get the time to purchase these books and run through them to have an idea of what to prepare for the day! Incorporate these recipes into your diet. Let us live an organic life, eat healthily!

Organic Foods: Benefits

Today, people are now interested in becoming healthy, this is because conventional foods are not healthy! To become healthy, eating organic foods is a major proponent.

What are organic foods? Organic foods are the ones that were grown without the use of pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers, sewage sludge-based fertilizers, and bioengineered genes. You may have asked whether organic foods only talks about plant-based foods, but no, livestock is included. However, they should also be grown organically, they must have an access to the outdoors and should be fed with organic feeds.

By the method of how the food is cultivated, it will have a major impact on your health. Conventionally-grown foods contain chemicals, fertilizers,  and preservatives, while organic foods contain nutrients that are beneficial to our body. Below are the specific benefits of organic foods:

ORGANIC FOODS ARE RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

This is because organic foods were not introduced to fertilizers and other chemicals, it does not contain any toxic chemicals. Fruits and vegetables prevent the development of cancer, vision problems, premature aging, cognitive malfunction, and cancer.

ORGANIC FOODS IMPROVES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Conjugated linoleic acid is found in livestock that was not conventionally raised. Conjugated linoleic acid is a fatty acid that is good for the heart and for boosting the cardiovascular strength.

ORGANIC FOODS CAN BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

With the organic foods, the strength of the immune system has significantly increased. It contains high vitamins and mineral content that can strengthen the immune system.

Sadly, conventionally modified or grown foods can result in health conditions.

ORGANIC FOODS ARE MORE DELICIOUS

Some might not agree on this, but most people strongly believe that organic food tastes better because of the sugar and mineral structures in organic foods.

ORGANIC FOODS ARE HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS

Any organic products have high nutritional content, they were fully grown and were provided the best natural environment as it grows.

ORGANIC FOODS PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY

With organic foods, harmful chemicals are out of the picture. Thus, there are no soil, water, and air pollution.

ORGANIC FOODS REDUCES PESTICIDE

Pesticides were used to repel bugs and pesticides on the plants or crops. The consumption of chemical pesticide is associated with cancers, weakened immune system, digestive dysfunctions, headaches, birth defects, and ADHD.

ORGANIC FOODS CAN REDUCE THE RISK OF FOOD-BORNE ILLNESSES

When you choose organic food, it does not undergo the process of concentrated animal feeding operations, where deadly drug-resistant infections were acquired by the animals. Thus, to prevent illnesses, have an organic food.

Many people today have changed to go organic, to ensure that their children and family grow up healthily. Organic foods do not contain strong chemicals,

Finally, I hope you have come to realize that organic food promotes a better overall health, as these are not processed with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Let us get healthy, an organic lifestyle leads to a better life.

Difficult to Serve a Tasty Yet Nutritious Meal

Difficult to Serve a Tasty Yet Nutritious Meal