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Organic for HealthOne of the main reasons why increasing numbers of consumers are choosing organic food is for the sake of their health. In fact, 1999 survey found that 60 per cent of those who opted for organic alternatives gave this as their main reason for doing so, while half also said that they were attracted by the lack of pesticides in organic food. Studies show that organic produce is healthier for a variety of different reasons, studies show that organic food contains between 50 and 100 per cent more minerals and 25 per cant more fiber. In real terms you get a lot more nutrient from organic food. The growing trend towards taking personal responsibility for our health has led to an unprecedented demand for organic food.NutritionNatural organic food is higher in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients required for optimum health and healthy ingredients helps to counterbalance the naturally occurring chemicals. Take, for example, antioxidants, which are now known to slow down the degeneration of our bodies and to prevent cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancer-causing cells. Vitamins and minerals improve the way our bodies function, which means that everything is working at optimum levels and we deal more efficiently with chemical in our food, among other things.An Organic LifestyleIf your average non-organic meal contains up to 60 different toxic chemicals, your body will be put under intense pressure to eliminate them from the body. Given that there is often very little nutritional value in our food, our bodies are not being provided with the tools they need in order to convert and remove the toxin. What happens? Toxic overload.Foods containing high level of toxic chemicals actually act as anti nutrients, gradually robbing the body of nutrients that are vital for our general health and well being. In other words, the extra demands that are placed on the body by non-organic foods reduce nutrient level, making us much more susceptible to illness.Healthy Choice represents hope for the future, while at the same time, recognizing that all of us are simple human beings looking for a better life for ourselves and our children. Knowledge and information replace fear; options empower us; and action will change not only our lives but the lives of generations to come. Eating well is one of the cornerstones of preventative medicine and an organic diet not only has health benefits, but the wide range of foods now available will appeal to even the most gourmets of palates.