Food, Health

Why choose organic produce?

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Read on to find out why you should choose organic produce over non-organic.

What does organic mean?

Defined by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Foods (DEFRA), organic means:

Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Irradiation and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or products produced from or by GMOs are generally prohibited by organic legislation.

Organic agriculture is a systems approach to production that is working towards environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production, Instead, the agricultural systems can reply on crop rotation, animal and plant manures, some hand weeding and pest control.

Department for Agriculture and Rural Foods (DEFRA)

Sustainable farming is at the heart of Willy’s Wellness brand, growing with artificial pesticides and fertilisers and letting natural practices help nature find its own balance.

Benefits of organic produce

There are several reasons why you should opt for organic produce over non-organic produce. One reason is that organic produce is better for wildlife and better for humans! Farming organically means that you won’t be using anything manufactured. As a result, you’ll be reducing greenhouse gas emissions due to not using any manufactured fertilisers and pesticides.

At Willy’s, we use manure from our cows to keep our soils healthy which means that there’s more storage for carbon!

On average, there is 50% more bird, insect and plant life on organic farms. Due to the lack of pesticides and strategic land use, ‘The Mother Farm’ (our farm), is home to many beneficial predatory insects, including:

– Ladybirds

– Lacewing

– Hoverfly

– Earwigs

Our orchards are home to bird species, such as buzzard, partridge, song thrush and even tiny owls!

You should consider choosing organic produce in your next food shop to avoid consuming:

– GMOs (ingredients that come from genetically altered organisms through gene technology)

– Additives & preservatives

– Antibiotics

Benefits of organic apple cider vinegar with mother

If you choose to consume non-organic apple cider vinegar, you’re most likely going to be consuming pesticides, genetic modification and synthetic fertilisation.

Wondering “is organic apple cider vinegar good for you?”… Willy’s Organic ACV contains the ‘Live Mother’. The mother is the good bacteria found floating in our bottles. This is what gives it its slightly cloudy appearance.

Probiotic organic raw apple cider vinegar with mother is a great way to control your blood sugar levels. It also has a positive effect against microorganisms, which indicates its microbial effect may be beneficial in some clinical treatments!

Evidence shows that ACV can be beneficial to animals by improving their heart health. Research suggests that apple cider vinegar not only lowers your cholesterol but can also lower the risk of heart disease in animals.

How to take apple cider vinegar

Most people like to consume 1-2 tablespoons of ACV diluted in water to drink. Most dieticians recommend using organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the ‘Mother’ and mixing it with your food or smoothies.

Go check out our apple cider vinegar recipes for some healthy meal inspiration!

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