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In today's world what could be more important than your own immunity. Recent COVID Pandemic has brought immunity to forefront. So far there is no medicine to fight against COVID except your own immunity. Not only COVID but also the strongest armor against the dreadful attack of infections, flu, diseases, and health problems is immunity. But how do you increase your immunity?
Immunity cannot be built at will or overnight. There are no drugs to make you immune from all the diseases. The immunity comes from the micronutrients such as minerals, fatty acids and vitamins that are taken as the food supplements. Have you thought why do we need food supplements when we already eat food?
The reason is that the current conventional food is not sufficient to give us what we need. Wouldn’t it have been nice if all these micronutrients were already present in the food that we eat daily, thereby the need for supplementing these micro-nutrients through the external and the synthesized sources becomes irrelevant?
The result of being alert and aware is an immune system that resists bacteria, viruses, and fungus from attacking the human body. The best way to have a highly immune body is the intake of healthy nutritious and natural foods, that are clean, hygienic, and safe. While hygiene protects the food from outside, the internal and intrinsic safety of the food is organic food. After all, this is the fight for your own body. You are not only avoiding the very harmful chemicals that could create life-threatening debases like cancer etc, but also the organic food replenishes the nutrients in plenty.
Various researches around the world have shown a direct relation between immunity and organic food.
When a baby is born parents are very careful to only give natural exposure to the child because they weren’t exposed to anything “artificial”. Babies are a lot more susceptible to chemical exposure than adults. While external safety can be ensured through care and protection inside the house, the only way for the protection from inside is by consuming chemical-free organic food.
So far food has been looked at to only provide us the basic nutrients, which is a carbohydrate, protein and fat, and ultimately converting into energy. However, our body needs thousands of other micronutrients as well. Conventionally grown products lack in many of these micronutrients because of the heavy use of chemicals that destroy micronutrients in the soil. From the perspective of infants and children, some of these micro-nutrients are directly responsible for physical growth and brain development and hence organic baby food would be a superior choice.
Even before COVID-19, the world had already started moving towards organic baby food or in general towards organic food products because people are becoming aware of the need and importance to avoid chemicals in their life.
Immunity is not the only benefit that you get because of using organic products. There are many other benefits of using organic products.
1. Health: Consumption of organic products saves you from exposure to poisonous chemicals. These chemicals have the capacity of weakening your immunity and also triggering some unwanted changes in your body. The changes could be in the form of imbalance of hormones that control a lot of functions (including the physical growth and mental health) or triggering the uncontrolled growth of the cells also known as Cancer. Some of these chemicals have also been linked to triggering psychological disorders and lifestyle diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Some of these chemicals can even kill even if taken in a small portion directly. Organic products avoid the use of these chemicals at any stage of preparation. This starts with the soil and ends on your plate, which means that in case of organic food it is from the “farm to fork” that the food is never exposed to any chemical. So start using chemical-free organic products.
2. Taste: Organic food is generally grown with the traditional profiles of the soil through the traditional methods and hence it is found that the taste of the organic food is much superior to conventionally grown food. There have been some studies where it has been found that babies have liked organic baby food better than conventional baby food.
3. Environment: Agriculture is hit severely as science and mankind bring out artificial ways to improve it. But this entrenchment in chemical and growth enhancers do more damage than good as it destroys the quality of soil and the produce, hampering our health as well as the balance of the ecosystem. To counter all the corrosion, the organic product is the only answer. Chemicals sprayed in the fields ultimately get into the water, either the groundwater or in the rivers and that pollutes the marine life and may create larger uncontrollable harm to the whole environment. Organic itself means that the origin is from living beings and hence the use of organic products saves the environment.
4. Socioeconomics: So many diseases are a direct consequence of the use of chemicals and pesticides, which in turn creates a health burden on society an a weaker society creates more stress on the health infrastructure. There have been many cases where farmer suicides have been linked with the use of chemical pesticides.
From the financial standpoint of the farmer, Organic is only a sustainable farming method. This is specifically true for the small land hold farmers where the new-age machines would not be able to help much. Hence most of these times these farmers are dependent upon the half knowledge and end up spraying a lot more chemicals as otherwise would be needed. With organic farming, there is no need for any external agri-inputs and the farmers can generate enough manure in their fields itself and hence breaking the dependency on any external inputs and hence external money.
So even from a financial standpoint, Organic products create overall better wealth for the whole society.
The world is moving at such a breakneck pace that we often forget to pause and reflect upon our actions. This in turn has turned progress into a precarious weapon of self-destruction, something that puts the sustenance of all the living entities and the ecosystem at stake, and what better example than COVID-19 that the world is struggling with.
We need to treat our body like a baby and feed and use only natural and organic. “A walk to healthy future” would only start once “I” take the pledge of consuming only organic products. Then the family and then the society. It’s only “me” who is responsible for making sure that I carry a healthy body that has a strong immunity. This is only possible by consuming organic products. Start with organic food and then move to other products.
Make your kitchen organic and help to keep you and your loved ones stay fit and healthy.
The author is the founder of Justorganik, which is a leading organic food product company based out of Rudrapur in Northern India and this blog is written exclusively for Oooooya.