Summer is on its way, and many of us are getting the itch to get active again, maybe lose some of the padding gained over winter, and get our minds and bodies ready to make the very best of the year ahead. When it comes to feeling and being healthier, diet and food is key. We all have heard the old adage, ‘you are what you eat’ and it really is worth taking a moment to think about what we put into our bodies; yes, it’s time to talk about organic fruit!
The reality is that there is a lot of food on the supermarket shelves that isn’t necessarily good for us. In recent years ridiculously high amounts of salt, saturated fats and sugars have been revealed with clearer labelling laws, but unfortunately there are still whole aisles of the supermarket that have little to no regulation. One of the areas where unexpected additives and unwanted chemicals can be polluting our diet is in the simplest of the health foods, fruit and vegetables. Farmers around the world are competing to create fruit as cheaply as possible and are relying on pesticides, irradiation, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), manmade fertilizers, growth regulators and forced farming techniques to increase their profit margins. Organic fruit is grown without these synthetic, un-natural ingredients, instead relying on natural, environmentally friendly farming techniques to grow the crops.
It makes sense that organic fruit production should be better for us, and it is not unreasonable to feel that organic fruit will have more micronutrients, more natural vitamins and minerals and much fewer residual pesticides. Studies have suggested that fresh organic fruit can have higher levels of vitamin C, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and more protective anthocyanins, all of which can lead to a healthier you! Diet and nutrition are a difficult area of study as there are many competing and complex variables, but there is a significant body of research studying whether organic fruit can reduce allergies, impact our wellbeing and even reduce the risk of obesity. There has been some evidence to suggest that some types of organic food, like organic fruit and organic dairy can improve skin health and the management of conditions like allergic dermatitis. Certainly, organic fruit is worth considering by anyone who is interested in their health and wellbeing.
Organic fruit is also better for the planet. Relying on natural farming techniques instead of man-made chemicals and synthetic pesticides to grow organic fruit has a massive impact on soil quality, pollution in local waterways, biodiversity and the health of the surrounding ecosystem. We know that health and wellbeing also means looking after the health and wellbeing of the world around us, and choosing organic fruit, vegetables and other foods is a great way of doing your part to look after our shared home.
If you are looking for organic fruit in Liverpool, contact Windmill Wholefoods, the best local supplier of top quality organic fruit and vegetables. Visit their website here for details.