Organic Health Food: Real Or Paying For A Fancy Name?
Date Added: September 28, 2011 03:50:08 PM | Author: Family Friendly Directory | Category: Health: Nutrition: Organic Food
You may have seen the range of organic produce in your supermarket. Claiming to be better for your health, tastier and generally better for you than commercial foods. You will have probably also noticed the huge price tag that organic food carries. Sometimes, organic food can be even double or triple the price of its commercially produced counterpart. Are you just buying an expensive fashion item, or is the hype true about organic produce?

With the advent of organic baby food comes the debate of whether or not it is actually better for us to be choosing the more expensive organic variety, or if commercially produced food is OK.

For organic baby food, many people believe that it is far better for the baby than food that has been exposed to chemicals and other unfavorable conditions. When chemicals are used to help the fruit, vegetables or meat keep away any undesirable elements such as funguses, illnesses or pests, the farmers are actually taking away the foods ability to fight these natural elements for themselves. In the organic world, it is survival of the fittest, and the best produce is the ones that eventually make it to the supermarket shelves.

Because the food has had this chance to fight for itself, it can pass on its healthy properties to the baby in organic baby food. This helps the baby to develop a strong immune system and helps them to fight illnesses and infections.

Some say that although there are many chemicals that are used in the production of commercial foods, these in no way affect your health. Yes, the chemicals could affect your health if you were to consume the chemical in vast quantities, but the actual amount that you would need to consume to have an effect far surpasses the amount of chemically treated commercial food. For this reason, there are many people who believe that buying organic means simply buying a fancy name.