Organic Chicken: What's on Your Dinner Table?
Is Organic Chicken Worth the Price, or Not?
I've heard a lot about organic eating, and organic chicken is one of the topics of discussion among my more health conscious friends. The question is, are the benefits of eating organic chicken really worth the high prices and the difficulty of finding it? Here's some information you might find useful...
Why Conventional Chicken is Bad
Conventional chicken farms raise as many chickens as then can and they aim to make them bigger faster, but is that better? If you're worried about health, it's not. Why?
Let's go with antibiotics, for starters. We have a problem with bacteria becoming resistant to our antibiotics as it is. When chicken farmers feed these drugs to their poultry and we consume the poultry, we're getting a dose of them on the side. It's contributing to the problem, and that's not a good thing.
And if antibiotics weren't enough, there are even rumors that conventional chicken farms expose their poultry to arsenic. I don't know about you, but that's something I definitely don't want in my diet.
What to Do
So does buying organic chicken fix all these problems? It can, but it's expensive. Fortunately, there is an alternative.
If organic chicken is out of your price range or you can't find it in your area, you can still avoid the health problems associated with conventional chicken. Try all-natural free range chicken without an organic label. It may be easier to find, and is usually cheaper than organic.