Friday, August 17, 2007

My Organic Day

I had 2 Organic Meals today. I had a very tasty bowl of noodle full of vegetables in this Organic Vegetarian Resturant along Chinatown for Lunch. It only cost me $4.50 for that bowl. I did not take a picture of the soup noodle. It was real tasty.

I went into another Organic Resturant in the evening for dinner after my hard day work at Tampines. It was a cod fish dish full of vegetables and Potatoes. It was really yummy too. Look at the Alfafa Sprouts! I simply love them.

Since its my Organic Day, I decided to write something about Organic food in my blog. What exactly is it and what benefit it gives us?
What is Organic Food?
Organic foods are food that are produced according to certain production standards. They were grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers or human waste, and that they were processed without ionizing radiation or food additives. Even the soil the food are grown are certified free from Pesticides. For animals, it means they were reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones.

Benefit of Organic Food?
Most studies — including a 2002 meta-analysis, which is a review of all past studies on the subject — found no proof that organic food offers greater nutritional values, more consumer safety or any distinguisable difference in taste. However there are some studies that says differently. Therefore, there are actually no conclusion.

But what the Organic Sellers say?
* Their food is safer, more nutritious, and better than non-organic food
* Israeli researchers have linked symptoms such as headaches, tremor, lack of energy, depression, anxiety, poor memory, dermatitis, nausea, indigestion and diarrhoea with dietary intakes of pesticides
* Belgian research found that women diagnosed with breast cancer are six to nine times more likely to have the pesticides DDT or hexachlorobenzene in their bloodstreams compared to women who did not have breast cancer.
* American toddlers eating mostly organic food have been found to have less than one sixth the pesticide residues in their urine compared to children eating conventional foods
* Artificial colorings and preservatives in food and drink contribute to hyperactivity in pre-school children
Organic Food and me
I will not purposely eat Organic Food. I think having a Balanced Diet is more important. I also don't believe in letting Children eat Organic food because it may reduce their tolerance for other food. Lastly, I feel they are too expensive for me.


Anonymous said...

organic? Does it really prolong once health?

Maybe we should interview a 90 year old to find out if they take organic food. does it make a difference? Frankly it doesnt make a difference.

Khiat Han Hwee Adrian said...

Haha. I don't really believe in Organic Food too. I think its the way most organic resturants prepare the food that makes the difference.

Less oil, no msg and no deep fried.