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More and more people are deciding to choose an organic lifestyle to counteract the imbalances of today’s fast-paced world.

An organic lifestyle consists of using products, eating food and generally living a lifestyle, which is free from chemicals that are present in so many of commodities that we use to live life in the 21st century developed world.

Some people are choosing to go wholly organic, others, just partly, but it has been proven that an organic lifestyle is beneficial to health and well-being. Here are a few ethics, for organics:

1. Eating organic food means that fruit, vegetables and grains have not been sprayed with chemicals and have been grown using traditional methods. Organic meat is free from the antibiotics that are fed to animals that are farmed intensively to make them prematurely fat. Ingesting these chemicals and unnatural substances has proved to have a negative impact on health.

To source the very freshest organic produce many people order fruit and vegetable boxes from farms that are delivered to their door, some people use farmers markets where they can trust that their food has been raised/sourced/grown responsibly, and are able to ask the sellers, who are very often the farmers any questions.

Growing vegetables and owning an allotment has increased in popularity in recent years, this is again a way that people are aware of where there food comes from, and its popularity indicates that people are becoming more aware and concerned about this.

2. Using organic cosmetics, toiletries and household products eliminates the chemicals that tend to be present in conventional products, therefore protecting our bodies and immediate environment from chemicals. Brands such as Ecover have been sold for many years but are finding that peoples increased awareness of the environment and their health has been beneficial to sales.

3. Organic clothing is also becoming more and more popular. Natural fibres such as cotton, hemp and bamboo are grown organically and then made into clothing, which again ensures that skin does not come into contact with chemicals that can be used in clothes dye and manufacturing clothing. Many people who have children and babies will try to adopt some kind of an organic lifestyle, to give their child the purest and healthiest start as possible, and there are a variety of organic children’s clothing options available as well.

Eliminating unnecessary chemicals and preservatives from our lifestyle can only be a good thing for physical health, but there is also a certain sense of well-being that those who go organic adopt.

Organic meat is always free range, so to eat organic means that you have not contributed to cruelty to animals, pollution and general waste that a non-organic way of life is susceptible to. An organic lifestyle is also considered more sustainable and recyclable, and quite often fair trade products are organic.

An organic lifestyle can be more expensive, however this encourages moderation, as it is widely understood that society today is greedy in excess of what it requires.

So, the benefits of organic are huge and for physical, mental and spiritual well-being, it is certainly a choice to consider.
Garima Obrah

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