Archive for the ‘Organic Foods’ Category
There is no doubt that health is the main concern of all human beings and food is an integral part of good health. The production and sale of organic food, come to respond to consumers and the increasing attention paid to food. The ingestion of unnecessary chemicals, farm products and livestock are harmful to health and the environment deteriorates.
You could say that organic food, organic or biological foods and beverages are produced without chemical utilization at all stages of its development. Currently, consumers are assured that natural foods they buy are really organic and healthy to buy organic if these are certified by the relevant bodies. Read the rest of this entry »
“Consumption of a fruit extract rich in polyphenols and fiber, after eating white bread, may help reduce the risk of diabetes.” Mar Armengol Bellapart, graduate VII edition of the European Master in Food, Nutrition and Metabolism (E-Menu) at the University of Navarra, has reached this conclusion after his study of the effects of a fruit extract on postprandial glucose, energy expenditure and satiety.
The work was developed as part of their final dissertation project in the Functional Food Centre at Oxford Brookes University, with which the center has an agreement Pamplona. Read the rest of this entry »
The 25 percent of the calories have to come from the breakfast, 35 percent of the food, 15 percent of the snack, and 25 percent, dinner, pointing from Nutrition Center, at the same time recall that, according to the Ministry of Health, only 7.5 percent of Spanish children eat breakfast properly.
Thus, experts are committed to taking a daily breakfast, containing dairy (milk, yogurt or cheese), carbohydrates (cereals, biscuits, bread), fats (olive oil), vegetable (fruit or juices) and other ingredients such as jam, ham or turkey. Read the rest of this entry »
The egg is an essential ingredient in mayonnaise and dairy industry also adds to not cut. Now, however, researchers applied Rheology Group, University of Seville have made mayonnaise that use those components not getting a low fat product with natural additives and potato protein isolates.
Mayonnaise is a type of emulsion, ie, a set of small diameter droplets (oil) dispersed in a continuous medium (water). To avoid breaking the mixture is necessary to add proteins that provide stability. But they, traditionally come from dairy or egg yolk, perform their function in a short time in light mayonnaise. Read the rest of this entry »
Increasingly, diets based on organic foods gain popularity among consumers. We face a new era of consumer concern about their food and how to eat a healthy diet. The organic food and organic becomes an alternative, a new pattern of responsible and sustainable consumption.
Increasingly, further studies came to light revealing the advantages of organic and healthy diet. Healthy diets with organically grown products eg reduced to undetectable levels of dietary exposure of children to pesticides commonly used in agricultural production in the U.S.
Best quality, health and nutrition.
Organic foods are better quality, and have a higher nutritional value, and are tastier and better flavor. Why have a better nutrition value?. Organic foods are produced respecting the times of natural growth, so they have enough time to synthesize sugars and nutrients. Numerous studies reveal greater nutritional quality of organic foods. Read the rest of this entry »
Foods which are fruits and vegetables that have not been exposed to pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, genetically modified seeds and other artificial ingredients. In these animals have not been treated with hormones, antibiotics and bred in natural and human conditions.
This is the traditional way of raising animals by feeding them grains or grass not derived from other animals and growing vegetables and fruits traditionally .. There is no standardized definition of that is organic or biological internationally. Read the rest of this entry »
Organic food is for more people, a solution to the advancement of “artificial” food products and saturated in chemicals and additives that do not necessarily go hand in hand with health care. Organic food is an option for consumers concerned with their health, while caring for the environment.
What is organic food? The concept of organic food was created in response to the changing needs and requirements of the modern consumer, looking for products obtained from the application of non-polluting methods of production, without chemical additives or synthetic substances, but also a production tune with environmental care and sustainable development. Organic food is the ideal complement to a healthy lifestyle and health care. Read the rest of this entry »
An analysis published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine by researchers at Stanford University in the U.S., reveals that organic products are more nutritious and offer more benefits and fewer health risks than other foods.
Scientists conducted a review of more than 200 published studies comparing the benefits of eating organic food and organic alternatives.
The results showed no difference in the nutritional content of both. But it was found that organic are 30% less likely to contain pesticides.
The studies analyzed included 17 investigations that compared with organic consumers who do not consume and 223 studies comparing levels of nutrients, bacteria, fungi and pesticides of various products, including fruits, vegetables, cereals, meat, milk and eggs. Read the rest of this entry »
Where to buy organic food?
Organic foods needed for a healthy balanced diet and are found in all types of food stores, dietary, as well as supermarket chains. You can even find organic food markets and food fairs or farmers. The development of the food market with organic or ecological products is emerging, but in constant growth and development. Even it is increasingly common to find restaurants that make all their dishes with organic foods. The diet of organic foods and healthy is becoming more accessible.
Is it more expensive to buy organic food?
Organic food production required for higher costs. Investments in organic food production are higher because they require different processes than conventional farming. From the environmental sanitation of planting to replace the application of chemicals by natural methods. Read the rest of this entry »
There are some truths and lies about food and organic agriculture. The organic products contribute to caring for our bodies and our health, and contributes to caring for our environment.
Organic farming promotes the care of the soil.
True. Agricultural production is related to ecology SUSTAINABLE development. Organic farming prevents soil erosion and preserves fertility in farmland. Besides organic production provides energy savings.
“About 40 percent of cultivated land in the world, are seriously degraded undermining both the present and the future of their productive capacity.”
Organic farming helps to preserve essential natural resources.
True. Organic production for example, by eliminating the use of pesticides and chemicals in crops helps prevent contamination of groundwater aquifers of water resources essential to the present life and future generations. Organic farming helps reduce pollution levels. In Germany the government is promoting organic farming as it is less costly than the disposal of chemical residues in drinking water supplies from conventional agriculture. Read the rest of this entry »