14th May 2019
14th May 2019
There are many reasons to love organic food and farming – foods are grown without artificial pesticides, hormones, fertilizers, or herbicides.
Organic meat, eggs, and dairy products are gotten from animals that are fed natural feed and not given hormones or antibiotics.
Why is it good for your children?
According to the British Journal of Nutrition, organic foods are nutritionally different. Organic crops like fruits, vegetables, and cereals are up to 60% higher in antioxidants.
Meats and Dairy
Other research shows that organic meat and milk contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic products.
Does organic food taste better?
Children are picky eaters, to begin with. But that’s another reason to switch to organic foods. The inherent produce tastes better. Not just that, but the shapes of fruits and vegetables along with the colors are brilliant too!
How do you start with organic foods?
While there may be a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meats to choose from, here are a few simple foods you can start with:
Organic milk and dairy: These are nutritionally different from non-organic with 62% more omega-3 fatty acids, that is known to boost brain and immune function. It also has higher concentrations of iron and Vitamin E.
Eggs: These lovely gifts are a wonderful source of vitamins D and B12, and are packed with protein and selenium.
Pulses: Pulses like beans, lentils and peas are great source of protein and fibre. Wonderful in salads and daals, these are great to boost your child’s energy levels.
Carrots: These orange delights full of vitamin A are best eaten raw, but they taste delicious slightly sautéed in butter.
Meats: If your child enjoys meat, the organic is certainly the way to go. With around 50% more omega-3 fatty acids and lower saturated fats than non-organic, a quick chicken sandwich can be a delicious snack.
Starting your own organic home farm
You don’t need to be an expert farmer to start your little organic home farm. A few tomato plants, a few herbs or even a few salad vegetables can you give you the greatest joys in the world.
If you starting out, get yourself a square container, where you can rest soil and homemade organic compost from fruit and vegetable peels. Healthy soil means happy plants. Make sure the container is located in an area of the house where there’s plenty of sunlight. Watering your produce daily and picking out any small weeds is crucial.
At the end of it all, the joy of eating something you have grown and feeding your children the best possible foods is one of the greatest pleasures in life.