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Organic and Processed Food?

What’s the difference between processed and organic food? Which one is healthier for you? Which one should you try to avoid? These are all very good questions about processed and organic foods and are very important to consider when buying these foods. Organic food may have certain advantages over processed food such as more nutrients but, processed food may have different advantages over organic food like more calcium. [1] ,[2] Will you choose organic food? Processed food? Both?

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Organic food. We’ve all have heard about it but, what does it really mean? Organic foods refers to food items that are produced, processed, packaged without using chemicals such chronic diseaas fruits and vegetables. [4] Advantages of organic foods are nutrients, toxin-free, taste, and the environment it grows in. [5] It totally avoids GMOs [genetically modified organisms], and appears to have the potential to lower the incidence of common conditions such as cancer, coronary heart disease, allergies and hyperactivity in children. [6] Organic foods also have more vitamins and minerals that protects you from se. [7] According to the Daily Green, we get 7% of our calories from soft drinks, which are not organic, then we do with vegetables. [8] So is eating organic food is good for everyone? All of your bodies need nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to help keep us healthy. And by eating all of those in fruits and vegetables makes it a tasty way to stay healthy.

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While organic foods are foods that are produced without any chemicals, processed foods are foods that are produced with chemicals like frozen vegetables, fish, berries, oatmeal, and 100% whole-grain bread. [10] Some processed foods are considered junk food, which is high in fat and sugar and is one of the leading causes for the soaring number of cases of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and tooth decay. It is also linked to hypoglycemia and candida. [11] But not all processed foods are unhealthy. Many processed foods are just as nutritious or in some cases even more nutritious than fresh foods that have been stored depending on the manner in which they are processed. [12] Some healthy processed foods are soy milk, cereal, bread, orange juice, and tofu that are fortified with calcium and are extremely useful to people who avoid milk products because of allergies, personal preference, religion, etc. and is a good thing. [13] It is always important to read labels to distinguish what processed foods are good for you and which are not.





What's the Difference?
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What is the difference between organic and processed food? Well, the difference is simple. Organic food is clean, safe, health-promoting, contains no synthetic chemicals, and are grown in a way that is natural as possible, as intended by nature while processed food is for the reasons of safety and prolonged shelf life. The methods used include freezing, refrigeration, canning, dehydrations and others. [16] No preservatives are added, no other types of fertilizers or pesticides or any other chemicals are added in organic foods. While the processed foods are the foods that can have the pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals and preservatives added to them, within a limited amount presented in the foods. [17] For organic foods with meat, the animals cannot have been given any antibiotics or growth hormones but with processed food, the meat can have antibiotics and growth hormones in it. The difference between processed and organic foods are very obvious and should be considered when eating and buying food for you and your family.

Oragnic Food 7,2,4

Pros

Cons

Clean, safe, health-promoting, contains no synthetic chemicals, and are grow in a way that is natural as possible.
We get 7% of our calories from soft drinks, which are not organic, then we do with vegetables.
Advantages of organic foods are nutrients, toxin-free, taste, and the environment it grows in.

Processed Food 5,10,11

Pros

Cons

Many processed foods are just as nutritious or in some cases even more nutritious than fresh foods that have been stored
Some processed foods are considered junk food, which is high in fat and sugar and is one of the leading causes for the soaring number of cases of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and tooth decay.
Healthy processed foods are soy milk, cereal, bread, orange juice, and tofu that are fortified with calcium.

To Finish Things Off

Now that you know what processed and organic foods are, have you decided which one you will choose? Which do you eat more often? Is it healthier for you to eat organic food over processed food? Which one is safer for you? Hopefully, all of this information has helped you answer these questions for you and your health.





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