If you are concerned about the kinds of things (read pesticides and pesticides) that get into your stomach with the food you eat, you might consider cooking a healthy meal with organic food. So what does organic food mean? How is it healthier for you to cook with organic food?
When shopping for food, do you look for a USDA green label stating that the food you buy is organic? Probably not. You may wonder if it matters after all this. Well, it is.
Usually when you eat food, you eat a lot of chemicals, and it doesn’t matter if you wash it. These chemicals are present within the food or meat that you will eat. After you eat it, it will stay inside your body and possibly be passed on to any children you can conceive. It’s not a pretty picture, is it?
Organic food is the type of food that is made without the use of chemicals like pesticides and pesticides. This is the type of food that grows naturally. Often not genetically modified.
Organic growers use natural fertilizers like manure and compost to fertilize their plants. To prevent insects and pests, these organic farms prefer the use of beneficial insects and birds, and techniques to prevent the mating of pests. They also use traps to catch pests. To ensure that the soil retains its nutrient content, these farmers practice crop rotation. They remove weeds by hand or use mulch to control them.
Organic animal husbandry is also used so that we can have organic meats and poultry. The animals on these farms receive organic feed and are allowed to be outdoors. Preventive measures such as rotational grazing and clean houses are used to prevent disease. These animals are given a balanced diet that does not contain chemicals to enhance their growth.
The end result: foods that grow naturally and contain all the natural nutrients and vitamins. Best of all, this food contains no chemicals or genetically modified ingredients that could harm you and your children. In the long term, organic foods can prevent diseases like obesity, Alzheimer’s, and cancer. These foods are tastier than you might think!
That’s why more people today than ever are looking for healthier cooking options. Organic food provides you with the simplest raw materials you need for healthy cooking. And cooking with organic foods means you don’t have to use overly processed foods. Flavors are generally enhanced with sea salt or kosher salt rather than iodized salt. Many organic cooks avoid using microwaves to cook food, preferring to use the stove instead. They also prefer to reduce the amount of liquids like broths, sauces and tomatoes (a food with high water content) to improve the flavor of the dish. They also prefer to use organic unsalted butter for baking and cooking.
These many tips and tricks will help you cook and eat healthy, helping you lead a healthy life.