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Are organic foods really better for you?

Are organic foods really better for you?

The short and quick answer to this question is a resounding yes! According to HelpGuide.org, organic food is often fresher. Fresh food tastes better. Organic food is usually fresher when eaten because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce is often (but not always, so watch where it is from) produced on smaller farms near where it is sold. Fresh food is more likely to be better for you because it does not have bacteria or deteriorating happening to it yet. It is fresh and ripe.

Another reason organic foods are better for you is that it contains fewer pesticides. HelpGuide.Org explains, organic produce contains fewer pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. These chemicals are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food we eat. The products include fewer of these harmful byproducts and that counts for something. It is healthier for you, for sure, to have less intake of chemicals used to kill insects, for instance.

Not only that, but organic farming is also good for the environment. Organic farming is better for the environment. Organic farming practices reduce pollution (air, water, soil), conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. In addition, organic farming is better for birds and small animals as chemical pesticides can make it harder for creatures to reproduce and can even kill them. Farming without pesticides is also better for the people who harvest our food.

What about animals that are raised organically? They are also good for you! Organically raised animals are NOT given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal byproducts. The use of antibiotics in conventional meat production helps create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. This means that when someone gets sick from these strains they will be less responsive to antibiotic treatment. Not feeding animal byproducts to other animals reduces the risk of mad cow disease (BSE). In addition, the animals are given more space to move around and access to the outdoors, both of which help to keep the animals healthy. The more crowded the conditions, the more likely an animal is to get sick. Moreover, organic meat, dairy products, and eggs are produced from animals that are fed organic feed and allowed access to the outdoors. They must be kept in living conditions that accommodate the natural behavior of the animals. Ruminants must have access to pasture. Organic livestock and poultry may not be given antibiotics, hormones, or medications in the absence of illness; however, they may be vaccinated against disease. Parasiticide (a substance or agent used to destroy parasites) use is strictly regulated.

So, it is more humane to the animals and eliminates hormones and dangerous chemicals being part of the animals’ diet. That’s another healthy aspect of organic food.

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3 Different Kinds of Organic T-shirts and What to Choose?

3 Different Kinds of Organic T-shirts and What to Choose?

It is not a secret now that the demand for organic cotton clothing is rising quickly. People are willing to buy more natural clothing to themselves to prevent from harmful chemicals that are used at several textile processes.

However, there are also some clever people who are trying to make more money on using this weakness of people. I mean how will you trust that the t-shirt you purchased is really organic? There are 3 common usages of organic cotton.

a) You use the normal/conventional cotton and claim that it was organic. If people believes you then you will make %30 more profit with the exact same garments. So please carefully check the labels of the clothing before you buy and also try to buy from big brands!

b) You get the organic cotton. Made the fabric from it and dye it like you do with the normal cotton. In the end you will have a harmful and chemical fabric which is not organic but “made from organic cotton”.

c) You get the organic cotton and dye it with dyestuff that is allowed by the organic certification companies and follow their guidelines. This is costly and the final fabric, t-shirt price will be higher but this is of course healthier. In the end your organic fabric will not be harmful! In that case you can also say the term “organic t-shirt” easily.

Confusing right? Try to stay away from “made in India” and “made in China” organic cotton products for now. USA and Turkey is offering much better quality and trusted business at the moment.

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Hot Kid Organic Baby Mum-Mum Original Rice Rusks, 24-Count (Pack of 6) Review

The specs of ‘Hot Kid Organic Baby Mum-Mum Original Rice Rusks, 24-Count (Pack of 6)’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Hot Kid
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4×8.4×7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“My baby loves these!”

I had heard Mum Mums were a great finger food for babies so as soon as I got the OK from my son's pediatrician to start finger foods/teething biscuits, I purchased these. I was a little worried about the fact that they were from China, but after doing…Read more

“Great for calming fussy babies!”

Baby Mum-Mum Organic Rice Rusks are great for calming a fussy baby. They are slightly sweet and dissolve quickly in the mouth. You would still watch your baby when they are eating these because they can still choke on these if they try to stuff a big…Read more

“Good Starter Finger Food!”

My 7-month-old easily gums these and they dissolve without inducing gagging! He liked them so much the very first time he tried them, I took a taste and was a bit disappointed because they did taste slightly sweet to me (they do have sugar)…but I'll…Read more

TL Care 6 Pack Organic Cotton Nursing Pads, Natural Review

The specs of ‘TL Care 6 Pack Organic Cotton Nursing Pads, Natural’ are:

  • Manufacturer: American Baby Company
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9×3.8×0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1 pounds

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“GREAT value for the price!!! So soft and not as visible as other pads.”

After trying nursing pad after nursing pad, both washable as well as disposable, I must say that these are my favorite pads of them all. They are VERY absorbent, even overnight (unless you are leaking really bad) and nearly invisible through clothing…Read more

“the softest pads!”

These pads are super soft and comfy. They also lay down nice so they're not very noticeable through my clothes. They've become slightly oblong in shape since I've washed them so much, but are still very absorbant. I do leak through them occasionally,…Read more

“Comfortable and absorbant!”

I love these nursing pads. All of the disposable ones seem too scratchy and uncomfortable for me. These are soft and wash well. They are pretty absorbent, but I tend to have to switch them out every other feeding. This is fine by me, it's more…Read more

Coombs Family Farms 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup Grade B, 32-Ounce Jug Review

The specs of ‘Coombs Family Farms 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup Grade B, 32-Ounce Jug’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Coombs Family Farms
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9×5.9×4.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“Grade B Organic”

There are generally 3 grades of maple syrup. Grade A is the first run – Mild in taste, sweet and with fewer minerals than the other grades. It is more expensive and less desirable (health and taste wise). Grade B is the second run with more minerals plus…Read more

“Good Value, Moderate Taste”

Having grown up in sugar maple country and bought syrup from the farmers in unmarked gallon cans ('store syrup' never entered our house), I have plenty of experience with maple syrup. [Tip: maple trees and maple syrup are 'organic' by definition…Read more

“Great syrup”

I normally use organic grade A syrup, and I find this syrup to be better. It has a darker color, and a stronger maple taste, which I love. I definitely recommend this.Read more

Raw Rev 100, 4-Flavor Variety Pack, 100 Calorie Organic Live Food Bar, 0.8-Ounce Bars (Pack of 24) Review

The specs of ‘Raw Rev 100, 4-Flavor Variety Pack, 100 Calorie Organic Live Food Bar, 0.8-Ounce Bars (Pack of 24)’ are:

  • Manufacturer: Raw Revolution
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2×6.4×2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“Bite Size Portions of Raw Deliciousness”

These are not the full size bars. Instead, these are small snack size pieces of your favorite Raw flavors, for a mid-afternoon snack, or to stave of hunger between meals. The thick chocolate flavor mimics something worth feeling guilty over, but…Read more

“Would Probably Buy Again”

The good:1) surprisingly filling2) good flavor4) love the “fun” sized packagesThe bad1) texture is oddly greasy2) cocoa powder has been processed with alkali, which greatly reduces antioxidant capacity…Read more

“Love the smaller size!”

The yellow (cashew and agave nector) are my favorite. This batch was the freshest I've received of any of these bars and I've bought several flavors of the big size but am sick of it before eating the entire thing. These are perfect. I took a star off…Read more

Hudson Baby Organic Touched By Nature Neutral Design Bodysuit, Coral-Leaf, 3-6 Months Review

The specs of ‘Hudson Baby Organic Touched By Nature Neutral Design Bodysuit, Coral-Leaf, 3-6 Months’ are:

  • Manufacturer: BabyVision
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9×10.9×0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.1 pounds

Here are some REAL customer reviews:

“Causes “cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm” BEWARE!!”

I was looking at these for my new grandson. I live in California where there is a disclosure law for products that may cause cancer. This is the warning that was on this product:Attention California Residents:California's…Read more

“So soft and great quality”

I bought two of the peanut onesies and absolutely love them. The fabric is super soft and lasts after several washes…no breakdown of the material as many other brands do. Definite buy!Read more

“Terrific Baby Clothing”

I ordered the Hudson Baby Organic Touched By Nature bodysuit for my nephew on Amazon. The price was great and delivery prompt. The coral-leaf color was as advertised and very attractive. The material was soft–just perfect for a baby.Read more

Touched by Nature Organic Bodysuit 2pk, Pink, 3-6 months [Apparel] Review


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