Get the Best Benefits of Organic Foods

By Dr. Adam Alpers, D.O.


Today a person has the chance to change the way that they eat unlike in the past. We are creatures of habit and it is said that it takes 90 days to create or break a habit. Now is a good time to take a look at your current eating habits. The benefits of organic food should be considered in your life more than ever before. The availability of organic foods unlike we have seen in the past has made it easier to make wise choices while shopping in Grocery stores and Health Food Stores, as well as local farmer’s market.


What are some the benefits of organic foods? Well, to begin with, organic foods are produced in such a way that there are no chemicals in the growing process or in the case of animals, the rearing process (animals are only reared with organic feed). In many cases companies involved with organic foods discuss the growing of crops with the farmers and the ways to grow quality products with only organic pesticides.


One of the other benefits to organic food one rarely thinks about is the genetically modified organisms. These are foods which have had their genetic structure modified in some way or other. Until recently, we didn't even consider this as an issue, however with the advent of modern science and the unraveling of the genetic code; a new world of genetic engineering has been unfolded. This has far reaching implications as you can imagine.


The benefits of organic food have been thought for years to far outweigh that of non-organic food. There is one problem with organic foods and that is the high cost. Your monthly food bill will go up proportionately with the amount of organics you purchase and this might be a significant consideration regarding making choices to enjoy the many benefits of organic food or not until such time as they become less expensive!