Although I have touched briefly on my next subject, I thought I would now blog about whether we should eat organic food, because it’s another important topic.
But first a little bit about food. Food can be a tool for having good or dealing with bad health, whether we eat organic or not. Certain foods are better and agree with us, more than other foods. For example, oily fish such as sardines, salmon and mackerel all contain oils that protect the heart, whereas meat if eaten in abundance, can be far more damaging in the longer term.
Supplements, herbs and other therapies also help keep us healthy, but without eating the right foods, we may in some respects be damaging our health even further. Food helps heal and can be the difference between wellness and being illness.
Another very important point for us to ponder is the processing of some of the foods we eat, but are the foods that we eat like vegetables, fruit and meat making us more ill and should we eat organic? Both pesticides and antibiotics have come into the mainframe for a number of years now, but the jury is still out on whether pesticides are harmful and whether we should eat organic food or not.
It would be safer for infants and toddlers to eat foods that are not processed with artificial chemicals or pesticides, because given their age and the immaturity of their immune systems, their bodies will be less capable of getting rid of contaminates brought about by pesticides.
According to research carried out by Scientists at the Columbia Centre for Children’s Environmental Health in New York, the problem with contaminants go back even further. Their research suggests there is a link between using pesticides and impact on foetal development, brought about by harmful pesticides being carried through the placenta.
There is also evidence to suggest from research undertaken from the University of Washington in Seattle that children of preschool age who had conventional diets, had about six times the level of pesticides found in their urine as those who ate organic food.
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