The food industry is producing a huge amount of products with preservatives and dyes. The conventional fruits and vegetables have pesticides residues. The meat from intensive farms comes from animals living in heartbreak conditions, treated with synthetic hormones to rapidly increase the development, with antibiotics and other drugs.
Newcastle University (UK) led a four years project and have confirmed that organic foods contain more antioxidants and less unhealthy fats than conventional food. Another study conducted by the University of Southampton (UK) has found that there is an accumulating body of evicence about the association between the consumption of certain food colours and children's behaviour.
Now look at the definition of food:
"food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, and/or stimulate growth." (definition from Wikipedia)
Interesting, essential, which means indispensable and therefore as a logical consequence when the body don't receive these essentials elements is deficient and causes health issues. Or an unbalanced diet, for example too much fats and sugar and too little vitamins and minerals, could lead to obesity and other healthy problems.
It is clear that our lifestyle has an influence on our health and wellbeing.
A natural approach and a temperate life is of benefit to people and the environment.