What are the Health Benefits of Organic Milk?

Milk is an important images1component of our diet as it offers several health benefits. In recent years there has been an increase in the demand for organic milk from health conscious consumers. This is due to the fact that there are significant health benefits of organic milk as compared to conventional milk. Let us take a look at some of the benefits of organic milk.

High level of fatty acid

Organic milk contains high level of the fatty acid omega 3. Omega 3 is essential for the body as it provides protection against various diseases and helps in the reduction of heart diseases, inflammation due to skin diseases, cancer and arthritis. Moreover, organic milk contains more beneficial ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids. As such, organic milk is helpful in controlling the balance between omega 3 and omega 6 in our body.

Devoid of chemical contamination

Organic milk is produced by cows that graze upon pastures grown through organic means. As a result, their milk is free from contamination from harmful chemicals like residues of pesticides, fertilizers, and hormones. Organic milk is also free from traces of antibiotics, urea and fertility hormones.

Contains more antioxidants

Organic milk has high concentration of antioxidants as compared to conventional milk. Antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, that are present in organic milk, are important for eye health. Organic milk also has a higher concentration of vitamins such as Vitamin A and Vitamin E. These vitamins are essential for a healthy body.

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Organic Honey – Glow from Within

There have been many rumors in the market that Indian companies producing honey do not conform to the International standards of honey manufacturing. If the rumors are true then it is a serious concern as consuming contaminated honey can be risky for the health of the consumers. Hence, it is only natural and sensible that people switch their allegiance to organic honey instead.

To get international certification organic honey has to be produced in a certain way and under certain environments; if the manufacturers fail to do so they fail to receive the certification. To produce organic honey it is ensured that the area in which the beehive has been built is free of chemicals and pollutants. The process of honey production in organic honey farming is carefully scrutinized and followed at every step. Even the flowers from which the bees suck juices are kept free of any kind of chemicals that include pesticides and insecticides as well. The bees are not given any form of antibiotics to ward off diseases as the antibiotics pose risk of contamination to the honey. Honey samples are regularly taken from the beehive and are tested for purity and quality. Proper procedures and standards are followed even while the honey is sealed into bottles for market distribution; in short, strict care is taken that at no stage should the honey become contaminated.

It is no wonder then the organically produced honey has zero traces of chemicals in it and is a rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients that are naturally occurring.

Go Organic, Invite Healthy Soils On Your Farms!

Organic farming has always been undIMG_0179er the scanner by the agricultural community at large. However, some truths are inevitably justified and empirical research cannot defy the strength in those facts. Amongst these, one such factuality is that organic farming is better for farm soil. First of all, which soil is qualified as good soil? Healthy soil can be defined as dynamic soil, soil which experiences increasing levels of carbon dioxide and a balanced moisture saturation level that augments sustainable land for crop production.

Old and new researches spanning over two decades show some supporting facts like soil treated organically by only composts and organic matter instead of chemical fertilizers and pesticides have been found to have higher carbon and nitrogen levels. These levels hover higher between ranges of 5% to 12% as the living microbes found are way more than on other standard model farm. The living microbe level is increasingly proportionate to the breathing capacity of the soil. Organic soil is more active by 71% than other chemically nurtured soil. The composted manure utilised in organic farming mitigates the carbon dehydration effects of the soil maintaining the desired moisture levels. Now, aren’t we talking healthier soil?

Taking a macro snapshot, the practice of organic farming helps reduce the ill effects of climate change too by fixing the carbon levels where they can be optimally utilised to produce better and more crops, the soil! Soil is the base of the entire crop production system, irrespective of the farming system in usage. Hence, give your soil a good life to give and get more life!