Your Nutrition – Organic Food

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Today organic food is vital for any nutrition health or Atkins diet plan. Why?
Organic food products seem to revolutionize the way we feel about food. People used to buy food without reading labels and scanning for chemicals, additives and preservatives, but with the more and more dangerous health threats and the intense negative publicity that over-processed food receives, the consumer’s awareness has registered a significant shift. Thus, many people have become more selective and careful with what they eat, preferring to try organic food products and cook more at home than to use vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy items produced in non-organic farms. Where can one shop for organic food products and how reliable is such food?

Western hypermarkets and supermarkets have special sections with organic food products of a wide diversity. Then, there are also small organic stores and local markets that promote only organic food. These make in fact the main sources of products available and within reach for the average consumer. In case you live in an area where the access to organic food is pretty limited, there is also home delivery. There are organic food stores online and on such sites you can place orders to be delivered within a day. The only thing you should be concerned with is the perishable nature of some items as well as with costs.

Organic food products can seem a luxury if we consider the higher price and the fact that not everyone can afford to make a complete diet on them. Plus, any charge of transportation makes the products even more inaccessible. There are two options available: find a local farmer with decent prices or order in bulk. Despite the higher price, organic food products are more advantageous in terms of quality and superior in the dry matter quantity. Non-organic foods and vegetables are usually over-sized because they absorb a lot of water, but the amount of nutrients and the dry matter as such will be less.

Finally, it is good to know that organic food products are more perishable by nature, because they are not treated with preservers and therefore will decay more rapidly. The only possibility to keep the products you buy fresh for a longer period of time is to keep them cool and well packed in aluminum foil, or special bags that keep the temperature at an optimal level. The same criteria are followed for delivery, as the products need to be packed in special wrappings in order to avoid decay during transportation.

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