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Go Organic! Ten Benefits of Organic Foods

Updated: Nov 15, 2020

  1. Eating organic food could boost your antioxidant intake by up to 40%! That's like eating two more portions of fruits and vegetables a day. Antioxidants help keep the tissues inside our body from becoming damaged and diseased.

  2. 120% more antioxidant activity—that’s how organic spinach compares to conventional!

  3. Organic strawberries have a longer shelf life, higher antioxidant activity, and more Vitamin C. Conventional strawberries are one of the most heavily sprayed crops.

  4. Organic, grass-fed meat and dairy products have more Omega-3 fatty acids which LOWER inflammation & reduce pain.

  5. Conventional, corn-fed cows provide meat with more omega-6 fatty acids which CAUSE inflammation.

  6. No GMOs, no human sewage sludge, no irradiation—Certified Organic standards say a big NO to those!

  7. 48% less cadmium, a toxic metal, was found in organic produce than in conventional, according to multiple studies.  

  8. Pesticide residue is 400% lower, on average, in organic produce than conventional, studies show.

  9. Organic foods are grown without synthetic herbicides like RoundUp and organic foods are without hundreds of chemical additives, preservatives, colorings, and more.

  10. One week of eating an organic diet (at least 80%) reduced organophosphate pesticide metabolites in participants' urine by 96%!

Resources: Content from Natural Grocers; References available upon request.

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