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Why is organic food good for health?

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti |Published : February 24, 2015 6:51 PM IST

How many of you are aware of the fact that the foods we eat on a daily basis are loaded with harmful chemicals and pesticides? With increasing demand and competition to supply foods in the market, growth hormones are being injected in fruits and vegetables to make them larger and plumper. Naini Setalvad, a well-known nutritionist, explains in detail about organic foods and why one should include these foods in their diet. Read about why eating Satvik food is good for health.

Antioxidants, soldiers of the body, protect from a wide range of infections and diseases by neutralising free radicals (which exerts harmful effect on the body). However, fruits and vegetables that are loaded with these nutrients are contaminated with chemicals (such as DDT) that damage the body. These chemicals cause hormonal imbalance in the body, early puberty, weight gain, low sperm count and psychological problems. This is why, organic foods are gaining significance in recent times. As these foods are grown naturally (without use of pesticides) and are available seasonally. Watch this video to know about organic foods and how to reap their health benefits.

Also read about how to find cheap healthy foods when you're on a budget and 8 Indian substitutes for imported vegetables that could save you money.

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