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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What are the benefits of eating organic food?

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    Dr Firas Hasan

    Chiropractor

    Dr. Firas is a chiropractor based in Adelaide who is passionate about the spine. His clinic offers a same day appointment and treatment guarantee. Dr. … View Profile

    The advantage of eating all your foods organic are that they are not only free of nasty pesticides but are also not genetically modified.

  • Chris Fonda

    Dietitian, Nutritionist, Sports Dietitian

    As an Accredited Sports Dietitian, APD and athlete (springboard diver), Chris has both professional and personal experience in sport at the sub-elite and elite level.Chris … View Profile

    I get this question alot with my clients. Organic food is grown without the use of chemicals such as pesticides and fertilisers. It is important to know that there is little if not no difference in the nutritional value between foods that are grown organically and those conventionally.

    Both organic and conventionally grown fruit and vegetables can provide all the nutrients required to achieve good health. In Australia, the level of chemical residue is carefully regulated which means that all food sold in Australia is safe to eat regardless if it is organic or not.

    When it comes down to choosing whether or not to go organic, its an indivdual choice. Organic food is much more expensive than conventionally grown food, some say organic tastes better and some choose organic due to environmental reasons.

    An Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is an expert in food and nutrition and can help you to understand the food supply, food preservation, and food processing system. APDs can also help you to achieve a healthy diet through a balance of nutrients from the five food groups. To find an APD go to www.daa.asn.au

  • Amrina Panda

    HealthShare Member

    Consuming organic foods isn’t a wonder cure. However this decision brings a lot of change in your life making it healthier. Whether you want stay away from pesticides, love the flavor of organic foods or looking for healthy ingredients— there are many reasons to go for organic foods. Actually, we have got 10 best reasons to dive into organic foods today!

    1. Water streams are not polluted by chemical run-off of the farms.

    2. The amount of pesticide residue that you personally consume daily can be greatly reduced. The chemical fertilizers taken by pregnant women may lead to health issues and birth defects for the newborn.

    3. Chemical fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide linked health hazards to farm workers and anyone living nearby the farming area can be eliminated.

    4. Using buffer crops, the biodiversity can be improved, and by eliminating harming or killing insects as well as other wildlife that is not a risk to crops.

    5. Reduced dependence on chemical as well as agri-development organizations which is good for farmers.

    6. You can get rid of GMO or genetically modified foods or adulterated foods.

    7. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides cause huge amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

    8. Usually, organic dairy cows are not vaccinated with hormones for milk-boosting like recombinant bovine somatotrophin (rBST) that may upturn insulin levels in human beings.

    9. Organic farming is good for the soil.

    10. Organic foods are tasty. It’s simply my modest opinion, but I’ve observed a difference in the flavor of peaches, strawberries, grapes as well as leafy greens.

    Hope these 10 reasons are good enough to convince you. If you are already using organic foods, share your experiences.

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