We all know that vegetables are important parts of a healthy diet. Half of our plates should contain a serving of vegetables. We may be aware of this common health advice but knowing where our vegetables come from is equally important.


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All-Natural Vegetables are Better for You. Here's Why.


Being healthy does not only mean eating the right kind and amount of food. Knowing where our food comes from and how they are produced are essential to have a healthy lifestyle. Based on recent studies, choosing all-natural vegetables versus those that are exposed to chemicals like pesticides, opting for non-pesticide sprayed vegetables is the better and the wiser choice for us. 


Here are some of the most important benefits of all-natural vegetables.


One of the main reasons why all-natural vegetables are better for our health is because they are considered safer. They are free from chemicals which means we are less exposed to harmful substances that may cause diseases. 


Take this familiar scene as an example. You have decided to start eating healthier food so you ordered a bowl of fresh vegetable salad for lunch. But before eating your salad, you wonder where these vegetables came from and how they were produced.


Were harmful pesticides sprayed on them? You are trying hard to protect your health by eating vegetables, but unconsciously you are allowing toxic chemicals to enter your body.


Another benefit of all-natural vegetables is that eating such vegetables will erase all doubts, remove your fears, and allow you to enjoy your salad and other vegetable dishes. Vegetables produced through all-natural farming methods are better because they are clear of conventional pesticides and synthetic insecticides. Farmers use traditional methods of fertilizing like recycling biomass which provide organic matter to keep the soil healthy.  


Choosing all-natural vegetables is also a choice to truly live healthier. It is better to spend your hard-earned money buying all-natural vegetables than spending it for future hospital bills because of the illnesses you may acquire from unhealthy and unsafe food from toxin build up.


The benefits of all-natural vegetables are numerous. Going all-natural is not only beneficial to your health but it is also helpful to the environment and society as well. All-natural farming prevents harmful input from pesticides to seep into the soil, thus, stopping its further degradation.


In the Philippines, the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 (Republic Act 10068) promotes and encourages Filipino farmers to shift from conventional to organic farming. Fertilizers and other chemical inputs used in conventional farming are the main causes of pollution and soil degradation. Getting rid of these environmental toxins in the food production process will help in improving the soil’s fertility and eventually lead to greater, safer, and healthier farm yields.


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Choosing all-natural vegetables is also a concrete way of showing respect for the right of the people – farmers, children, and the farming community, to be free from the dangerous effects of pesticides to their health. Eating all-natural vegetables is the better choice for you and one of the best contributions you can give to the future generations.  




Consuming vegetables that were grown well will give you the benefits of all-natural vegetables that conventional ones cannot match since conventional vegetables expose consumers to pesticides. All-natural vegetables improve not only our health, but also the working conditions of our dear farmers.


All-natural fruits and vegetables are available at select Healthy Options stores.









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