The exact concept behind organic food production is the use of natural farming methods in the cultivation of these foods. The benefits of the foods go beyond that for humans to include animal welfare and positive environmental impacts. The benefits include:
Research on organic food products shows that they can contain antioxidant levels that are 69% higher than the foods grown using conventional methods. The increases antioxidant count in these foods means the body get more of what it needs to prevent cell damage, improves the immune system, and promotes cellular growth and reproduction.
Compared to conventionally grown food products, those grown organically have been found to contain more micronutrients such as zinc, iron, Sulphur, and vitamins. The nutritional levels in organic foods are more than half of that of other cultivated foods.
Healthy Fatty Acids
Animals reared under the organic farming concept have more healthy and give healthier products compared to those bred conventionally. The organic meat and dairy products have been found to contain healthier fatty acids that most other food products in the same category. For instance, a British journal published an article in 2016 about nutrition that state organic milk and meat contain more than half amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acids than those produced conventionally. The consumption of the organic dairy and meat products is linked to the improvement of neurological functions and development as well as reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
Eco-Friendly Food Production
Organic farming concepts bring about positive changes to the environment that take place slowly over a period of time and this encourages long-term sustainability while fostering growth for the agroecosystems. Real organic farming relies on natural and environmentally friendly methods such as the use of natural fertilizers such as compost manure, crop rotation, and inter-cropping. These methods improve the quality of the soil increasing the nutritional and energy cycles and in turn creating better and more stable ecosystems.