Wednesday May 20, 2020
Organic foods have gained substantial popularity over the past decade. This is because the general population believes organic food is healthier than conventionally grown food. But do the numbers add up? Let’s see…..
Recent studies conclude that consuming organic produce can contribute to an increase in natural antioxidants.
Organic produce contains more:
- 19% higher levels of phenolic acids
- 69% higher levels of flavanones
- 28% higher levels of stilbenes
- 26% higher levels of flavones
- 50% higher levels of flavonols
- 51% higher levels of anthocyanins
These numbers equate to an additional one to two additional servings of fruits and veggies compared to consuming conventionally grown produce! Learn more about antioxidants here!
Immune System Support
In addition to increased antioxidants, organic foods contain better and higher quality vitamins and minerals thus better supporting the immune system. By contrast, consuming non-organic food increases the chance of consuming antibiotics, growth hormones, vaccines, and pesticides which can weaken the immune system. The benefit of organic foods is that their production processes does not involve the use of antibiotics, growth hormones, animal by-products, vaccines, or harmful pesticides.
Organic foods are not GMOs
Certified organic foods are GMO free. GMOs are foods or plants with altered DNA usually to enhance resistance to pesticides. The food safety advocates believe GMOs are a leading cause of delayed brain growth, and internal organ damage. The fact that certified organic food is naturally GMO free is one of the biggest reasons people make the switch. Read more about GMO foods here
Since harmful chemicals are excluded in organic farming, there is minimum water, air, and soil pollution therefore ensuring a healthier and safer environment.
Food for thought: Chemical Fertilizers are manufactured using various chemical compounds such as ammonia. What happens to you if you drink ammonia? You die. What do you think happens to the living organisms in the soil when you apply chemical fertilizers with ammonia? The organisms in the soil are very fragile and the harsh chemicals destroy them, too. A chemical fertilizer might be a short-term, quick way to feed a plant, but the real long term effect is less healthy soil and less healthy plants.
Organic farming drastically decreases the long-term health implications caused by air, water, and soil pollution. Read more about Earth Day friendly farming techniques here
Fresh Organic Food at Your Fingertips!
When it comes to your health, you want the very best! Here at Hawaiian Organic Noni, you never have to worry about where your food comes from. All of our products are vegan, gluten free, raw whole food, and certified organic. We take extensive care with all the trees on our noni farm and do our due diligence when it comes to sustainability. At Hawaiian Organic Noni on our organic family farm, we are very hands on! We grow, pick and process all of our noni for maximum potency. Don’t be fooled with noni juice. Try organic Noni Fruit Leather for a raw whole food solution.