Many people like the idea of eating organic foods, but may not be aware that some retail outlets are actually specialized organic stores. Instead, these customers may be shopping at their local chain grocery store and trying to locate different items that are organic.
Why Shop Organic?
There are several very important reasons to shop at organic food stores. Each person may have her or his own personal considerations, but for most people the choice centers on:
– Choosing foods without added chemicals
– Eliminating foods with herbicides, pesticides or insecticides
– Removing foods from the diet with artificial dyes, flavorings or ingredients
– Avoiding GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) foods
– Choosing foods produced with environmentally friendly farming or production methods.
Keep in mind that organic food stores don’t just sell fresh produce, dairy products and meats. They also sell canned, preserved or frozen foods as well as organically produced supplements and nutritional products.
With these types of products, everything in all ingredients and in the actual processing methods has to be organic. In other words, chemicals or artificial products cannot be used during the processing of the food in order to retain the organic food designation.
For those with allergies, digestive problems or even other health conditions, removal of the artificial ingredients can have very positive results. Just take the time to read the labels of the foods in your cupboards right now to see the number of chemicals you are ingesting on a daily basis.
At Shirlyn’s Natural Foods we pride ourselves in offering a top selection of organic foods and supplements in the Salt Lake City area. Drop by one of our three locations today to find out more about our range of foods and nutritional supplements to help you to eat organic.