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Organic 101: Benefits Of Organic Products

Today we are seeing more and more products with “organic” stickers plastered on them, hearing friends gush about their new organic cosmetics and reading people boast on Facebook about how they’ve switched their diets to only organic and gluten-free food. Yet, amongst this significant increase in popularity for going organic, people are left wondering what it even means. So, let’s break it down with some Organic 101:


What is Organic?

The simple definition of the term is: food and products made without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, dyes and other artificial chemicals. Not using these artificial products helps to improve the quality of the food produced and decreases the risk of contamination.

Organic farmers often swap out chemical fertilizers with natural ones such as manure and compost and instead of synthetic pesticides and herbicides use more natural methods like using insects and birds, crop rotation, mulching, hand weeding etc.


Not only are plants treated more naturally, but so are the animals and livestock raised for eggs, poultry, meat, and dairy products. They must have access to the outdoors and are not fed any regulating hormones, drugs, antibiotics or genetically modified feed. This organic farming helps to ensure that the food eventually reaching our mouths is more clean and pure, with less chemicals altering its natural state.

“Organic agriculture is a systems approach to production that is working towards environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production.” says the Department for Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

What are the Benefits for Me?

So now that we know what organic means, it’s important to understand to the benefits! Here are some of the top reasons organic food and products are good for your health:

  •   They are easier for the body to break down in comparison to the chemicals and metals found inside the fertilizers used on inorganic products.
  •   They have more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (substances that help in preventing types of cell damage).
  •   Reduces exposure in your body to the residue from pesticides and chemicals.
  •   They are fresher due to the lack of preservatives.
  •   Taste better because of the care given to the soil and plants!
  •   Food labeled as organic undergoes a certification process so you can be sure no toxic chemicals are sneaking in there.

What are the Benefits for the Environment?

Not only is organic food good for you, but great for the environment too. Here are some of the main reasons why:

  •   Increases biodiversity: fewer chemicals are used that harm bees and other insects.
  •   Improves soil condition: uses manure/compost rather than pesticides which may damage soil.
  •   Helps to preserve natural habitats and local wildlife.
  •   Keeps water clean: stops the polluted runoff that goes into water from farms using with harmful pesticides, fertilizers and toxic animal waste.
  •   Help in fight against global warming: most organically produced food is distributed locally so less energy/carbon dioxide emissions are used in the transportation.

Looking at all the benefits, it’s easy to understand why people may be throwing out their artificial food and beauty products in exchange for organic ones. If you’re looking to make the switch, our website is the perfect place to start with everything from organic soap to organic coconut oil to organic green tea. Not sure where to begin? No worries, here are the organic versions of some of the staples of your diet that you can buy right now!

Organic India Quinoa

 

Organic Indian Quinoa

 

Organic Tattva Natural Rock Salt

Organic Tattva Natural Rock Salt

Organic Tattva Organic Brown Sugar

Organic Tattva Brown Sugar

 

Organic Tattva Organic Ragi Flour

Organic Tattva Ragi Flour

Organic Tattva Organic Arhar (Tur) Dal

Organic Tattva Arhar (Tur) Dal

 


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The #CleanRevolution of Natural Mantra, courtesy the #SwachhBharat initiative

From the Desk of the CEO

Today

It is with great pride that we invite you to join the Clean Revolution initiative being launched today by Natural Mantra, as part of our #SwachhBharat efforts. Isn’t it true that sometimes, all such a great idea needs is a little catalyst!!!

#SwachhIndia

#NarendraModi and #SwachhBharat

Looking Inwards

It’s been a while since we at Natural Mantra started on our holistic, natural and organic lifestyle movement. It was high time that people who believed in the wholesomeness of pure and natural living got a forum in which to share their ideas and information. Natural Mantra provided this community just such a forum, and even more!

Curating  a Lifestyle

All along, we had focused on providing a wide array of carefully curated organic and natural products. Our team of scouts scored the entire country with a fine tooth-comb and identified authentic, pure and natural products to feature on our e-commerce portal. This is an ongoing process that keeps expanding our categories and refreshing our range of products constantly.

Looking Ahead

On introspection, we realized that looking inward at keeping our Body, Mind & Soul was great and but not enough. In fact, some of our offerings include home cleaning and refreshing products that create a positive energy in and around our homes. It is time to take this Cleanliness Drive outside of our homes. Diwali Cleaning and the Prime Minister’s #SwachhBharat movement to #CleanIndia provided us with the right impetus to launch our own #CleanRevolution! This would include sensitizing on such facts as Dry and Wet Garbage, civic sense, exhorting fellow citizens to not throw rubbish around. Other activities will take on environmental, sound and light pollution, especially at times of festivals.

Join Us

Today we start the movement with a Clean our environment initiative at Marol area of Andheri east, Mumbai. Join us today and in our other activities soon. Keep a tab on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/naturalmantra and twitter at https://twitter.com/naturalmantra for more activities on this effort.

Our aim is to promote the cause of holistic lifestyle and a clean world, clean home, clean India and a happy life!

Diwali cleaning starts from the country. Let’s Sweep It Clean!

Happy Diwali! 

Anand Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer

Natural Mantra