As many people are becoming health-conscious nowadays, the trend for organic products are increasing. Organic foods are believed to have higher nutritional value and safe than commercially available non-organic products. Organic foods are free from harmful chemicals and pesticides used to grow the crops, these chemicals can be the cause of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. Non-organic dairy products such as milk contains growth hormones and antibiotics that can pose serious health problems when these chemicals accumulate in our body over time.
USDA defined organic foods as:
Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering or ionizing radiation.
Think of it this way, organic crops may be the reason why our grandparents live longer, they eat healthier foods in the past. These days, with so much junk in the grocery aisle, we get sidetracked with unhealthy choices that’s why we should always keep in mind that organic is healthier! Aside from organic foods, organic and natural beauty products are also a growing trend. Thankfully, these products can be tried by everyone since it’s budget-friendly and locally available just like the organic shampoo in my stash that’s below Php 100. I’m using local organic brands for my body care and I’m loving the results!