Sometimes it’s hard to tell – is organic food really organic,or, is it just a marketing ploy to make more money of a buzz word? A lot of people want to know whether it’s worth it to buy organic food.
If you really want to stay healthy, you buy organic foods,right? But does an organic label like the kind found on many fruits, vegetables, meats, milk, and processed foods really mean that the food is actually more nutritious?
Well,it is not according to a new study by Stanford University researchers.There isn’t much difference between organic and conventional foods if you’re an adult and making a decision based solely on your health.
Organic Food And Your Body
After looking at over hundreds of studies,here is what have scientists found out about nutritional values,pesticides and “superbugs” in the organic food.
The study revealed that there’s not much difference between conventionally grown foods and natural organic foods other than a few exceptions, like higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in organic milk.
Organic produce is 30 percent less likely to be contaminated by synthetic pesticides than conventionally grown produce.
Organic meats like chicken and pork are less likely to harbor “superbugs”- bacteria that are immune to several types of antibiotics, making it more difficult treat infections in both animals and people.
So what does that mean? Should you transfer to organic foods?
For some, especially those with children, fewer pesticides and superbugs may make it worth it. Then again, it’s rare for any produce to have pesticide levels that exceed government safety limits,so it’s not clear if buying organic to limit your exposure to a small amount of pesticides has any benefits.
And for consumers looking to boost their health through better nutrition, the fact that natural organic foods don’t appear to have more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is pretty straightforward.Organics have always been about the environment.
It is all about production methods free of certain chemical pesticides, herbicides, irradiation, GMO’s and sewage sludge.The only reason for organics to be about nutrition is: marketing only.
But even when it comes to protecting the Planet, some health professionals say the “organic” label has LOST its original usefulness. Organic food standards do limit antibiotics, chemical fertilizers, and synthetic pesticides, but none of this means that organic farming is healthier for you or the planet.
On the top of that,organic standards do allow use of organic pesticides, some of which may be just as dangerous as synthetic ones.
Organic, Sustainable, Eco-friendly,Plain Food- Which To Consume
Are you wondering what to look for when you buy for a lunch or pick produce at the supermarket? The experts explanations helped us n finding out what is best for your body and the Planet.
More Fresh Fruits And Vegetables
Consuming more fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the easiest ways to improve your health. So, if you are concerned about pesticides, check out this list of produce with high amounts of pesticides.
It is recommended to buy from local farmers, but learn first how they are treating their land.Local food only has to travel a few miles,which means it will be fresher, have more flavor, and have less of a carbon footprint in it.
Grow Your Own Food
Growing your own food actually requires a lot less time than a lot of other things that we waste our time with in our life.All you need is a balcony (or a backyard). By growing your own food, you can save money, have a ready supply of fresh produce and know exactly what you have put in.
But the question remains…CAN WE AVOID THE POLLUTION AT ALL?
Source: Stanford Medicine News Center