November 8, 2018
When we talk about organic, we mean foods that have been produced sustainably, without using chemical products, and processed under a strict set of ecological regulations. There is a long list of reasons to choose organic, and here are the top 6 reasons:
Only in the USA, over 1 billion pounds of chemicals are used each year to kill weeds, insects and other pests. Instead of relying on chemicals, organic farmers work with nature to control pests and nourish the soil supporting eco-sustenance.
Researches show that 16% of the cohort had at least one pesticide poisoning episode in their lifetime and that the use of pesticides can increase the risk of certain cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Organic grown foods, apart from being pesticide-free, have more nutrients – they contain higher levels of vitamin C, and minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus and chromium.
Conventional meat has the highest risk of contamination by harmful substances. Antibiotics, drugs, and growth hormones are also directly passed into meat and dairy products. Organic animals are free to pursue natural behavior and are not dosed with damaging products.
Organic farming is part of the ecosystem, and there is no synthetic pesticides or other chemicals in the soil. Species such as bees are disappearing because of industrial farming practices, from direct contamination by insecticides.
While there is a lot of studies showing that Genetically modified organisms are safe, they have also been linked to cause internal organ damage, slowed brain growth, and thickening of the digestive tract. With organic food, you’ll say NO to GMO and avoid all their disadvantages where they are true or not.
Organic plants accumulate higher level of flavour chemicals and other protective molecules, including antioxidants as a protection from insect attacks. As a result, the just taste better!
If you are looking to eat local and organic food in Bali, we recommend you to visit NŪTRIŌ, REVĪVŌ Wellness’ Restaurant. NŪTRIŌ follows a simple philosophy – fresh, wholesome, organic and balance.