While exploring markets, malls, or the internet, it’s impossible to not catch wind of organic foods. While it was once a smaller market limited to health stores and diet-conscious shoppers, organic foods have become increasingly mainstream in recent years thanks to the benefits they promise.
Different regions across the world have different
criteria for what makes something organic. This way, companies and growers
can’t simply slap the label on whatever product they have. These criteria cover
all of the stages of food production, from growing to storage.
In the US, organic food needs to be grown and
distributed without using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.
They should be non-GMO as well, meaning they haven’t undergone any sort of
genetic modification. Similar conditions should be met for livestock: they need
to grow as close as possible to their natural living conditions and eat food
without hormones, antibiotics, or other synthetic additives.
Thanks to the natural growing methods and the lack of
synthetic substances that go into organic food, there are many proven benefits
The chemicals used in pesticides are harmful in many
ways. When ingested, they can become carcinogens, affect the development of the
brain, and cause disruptions in natural hormone production. Many consumers have
shifted to organic food because buying organic is the only way that consumers
can be sure their produce is safe. Today, farmers of organic crops use
ingredients derived from natural sources, like chili peppers and eucalyptus, to
deter pests without the use of unsafe chemicals.
Since organic foods do not have preservatives, they do
not last as long during transportation. Because of this, many stores and meal
prep companies like ours source ingredients from local farmers to reduce
transportation time. Not only are customers getting crops that are free from
preservatives like ethylene dibromide, but they’re also getting something
that’s freshly harvested. Thanks to this, their food is more nutritious and
Organic foods generally contain
more nutrients, including antioxidants, flavonoids, and other
compounds that reduce free radicals in the body. This is partially because of
how organic foods are grown; they are only harvested and prepared while they're
in-season. This means that they’re fresher and are more likely to produce
healthy compounds than those that are forced to grow out-of-season.
The most underrated benefit of organic and whole foods
is how versatile they can be. Most of them can be used as ingredients in strict
diets like keto and paleo, so you won’t need to make huge adjustments to your
grocery list when switching to organic foods. They can also be incorporated
into snacks to help you avoid eating processed or unhealthy foods.
A lot of us are too busy to prepare our own food every
day, and some are just not at all skilled in cooking. That’s why subscribing to
a meal prep plan is a convenient choice for busy individuals who still want to
At Michaela’s Meals, we cook and deliver tasty and
filling meals using organic, gluten-free, and fresh ingredients. That way, you
can get the nutrients you need without worrying about pesticides and other
harmful chemicals. Our meat is responsibly sourced, too, making our meals the
perfect choice for those who want to maintain a healthy diet.
We offer three types of meals: classic, vegetarian, and
keto. Within each category are more options that you can customize according to
your needs; whichever kind of diet you're currently following, we’ll have the
perfect meals for you.
If you’re in San Diego, organic meal delivery is just a
click away. At Michaela’s Meals, we deliver organic meals right to your
doorstep; you won’t have to worry about grocery shopping or meal planning. Just
subscribe to a meal plan, and you’ll get delicious and nutritious food brought
right to you. Check out our menu today!