The Tremendous Benefits of Organic Gardening
by Carol Stack
identify the benefits of an organic garden and determine whether organic is the way
for you to go.

When you produce organic foods, you are producing all natural, safe, and much
healthier foods. These foods will have a greater amount of nutrients and minerals
within them than those grown with the help of commercial products. You are reducing
your family's risk of ingesting harmful additives and pesticides, and increasing their
nutrition at the same time.

Let us have a look at some of the other health benefits of organic gardening. One
important benefit that research has discovered in organic foods is the fact that by
eating foods grown organically, you are building your body's immune system, thus
giving it the ability to fight of many different types of diseases, one of which is cancer.

Organic vegetables have been proven to contain a higher concentration of nutrients. A
team from Rutgers University did a study comparing produce from a grocery store
and the same items grown organically.

While the Rutgers team expected the organic food to show a slight increase in
minerals compared to the non-organic, they were astounded by the results of the
tests. The organic produce contained much greater amounts of essential minerals
such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Non-organic spinach had only three percent of the iron contained in organic spinach.
Non-organic tomatoes had only a tiny fraction of one percent of the iron found in
organic tomatoes. What was more surprising was that many essential elements were
completely missing from the non-organic produce.

Not only are organic foods higher in vitamins and minerals but they also lack the
harmful chemicals found in non-organic foods. Thanks to the lack of chemicals within
organic foods, you are reducing the amounts of toxins such as fertilizers, hormones,
and pesticides in your body. Furthermore, while reducing the harmful instances, you
are increasing the amounts of healthy minerals within your body such as vitamins,
phosphorous, magnesium, and iron.

Another great benefit of organic gardening is that the foods you produce will have a
longer shelf life and taste a whole lot better. Research has shown that without
additives and other such elements, organic foods can be stored better and longer than
foods with chemicals and processes.

Furthermore, without the chemical additives, the foods from your organic garden will
simply have a better taste, which is delicious. The taste of a fresh, organic tomato is
far superior to a tomato bought at the local grocery store which was probably pulled
from the vine weeks earlier when it was still a bit green.

These are some of the great benefits to growing your own organic produce. There is
also the benefit you get from working in your garden, out in the sunshine and fresh
air, reducing any stress from a day at the office. Organic is simply better for your
overall health.

About The Author

Carol Stack enjoys writing articles. She lives with her husband, children, four dogs and
seven cats in the United States. Find more tips about organic gardening by visiting
Carol's gardening site at
The art of organic gardening is
simply growing food in an
environmentally and health
friendly manner. Because an
organic garden is produce
without the use of pesticides and
commercial fertilizers you are
not only providing yourself and
your family with healthy foods,
you are also helping the air,
water, and soil within our

Organic gardening carries many
benefits that you may not be
aware of. This article will help you
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