Organic versus unprocessed foods. Which do you normally eat?

@h_gaurd9 (988)
United States
May 30, 2007 12:50pm CST
Organic foods is better for the body. The foods are unprocessed, meaning that they don't go through a factory. Organic foods are whole foods. They may take longer to break down in the stomach, but it keeps you from getting hungry more often. I know many people now these days don't find the time to cook a meal and just eat something small or something that's quick and ready made. That's how it is with people my age. When I get hungry, I usually look for some frozen food to heat up in the microwave for a quick eat. I find myself hungry an hour later. This is, however, different when I eat something small like a fruit, vegetables, or a few peanuts. I don't get hungry as often. Now I'm starting to eat whole foods. Which do you eat more often?
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@CatNPK (461)
• United States
30 May 07
I eat about 80-90% organic foods, and the foods that aren't organic are all-natural and vegetarian. I want to clarify that organic (at least in the US) doesn't mean the food is unprocessed. An organic cookie is a processed food, but each ingredient was organic. It means the food was grown or made with ingredients grown without chemical/articifial pesticides/herbicides/fertilizers. I'm lucky because where I live I can get organic foods for very cheap. If you find them to be too expensive, consider heading for your local farmer's market or any local farm to get foods directly - many small family farms following organic growing practices, even if they are not officially certified. Local, fresh foods are more nutritious because they are picked closer to peak ripeness and not left to store for too long.
@h_gaurd9 (988)
• United States
30 May 07
I didn't know that organic meant unprocessed, but it was actually grown without pesticides, fertilizers, or chemicals. They certainly taste better though. Thanks for your response!
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
30 May 07
Unfortunately organic food is more expensive. I'd eat as much organic food as possible if I could afford it. The only organic food I really get right now is organic cereal if it's on sale. I hope to someday be able to afford to eat organically. It can really improve your health and help you loose weight as well. I've got a friend who lost over 100 pounds by doing nothing but eating organically. Most people think she lost the weight because she does martial arts, but she didn't start doing that till after she had lost most of the weight. ~Kythe42 http://lemurianphoenix.blogspot.com
@h_gaurd9 (988)
• United States
30 May 07
That's an amazing story. She lost 100 pounds by doing nothing but eating organic foods?! Tell her I said congratulations! It's true that organic foods are more expensive, but they're definitely healthier than unprocessed foods. Thanks for your response!
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@brimia (6585)
• United States
30 May 07
I eat very little processed foods. I like to make most of my meals from scratch with whole foods, sometimes organic.