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4 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Eating Organic

4 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Eating Organic

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Fewer pesticides and heavy metals

  • Fruits, vegetables and grains labeled organic are grown without the use of most synthetic pesticides or artificial fertilizers.
  • While such chemicals have been deemed safe in the quantities used for conventional farming, health experts still warn about the potential ...

More healthy fats

  • When it comes to meat and milk, organic products can have about 50% more omega-3 fatty acids, a type of unsaturated healthy fat, than conventionally produced products.
  • It is believed that that switching from conventional to organic products would raise consumers’ om...

No antibiotics or synthetic hormones

  • Conventional livestock can be fed antibiotics to protect against illness, making it easier for farmers to raise animals in crowded or unsanitary conditions.
  • traces of these substances can make their way to consumers.
  • organic foods—which are produced without antibiotics—“

More antioxidants, in some cases.

  • In a recent six-year study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers found that organic onions had about a 20% higher antioxidant content than conventionally grown onions.
  • They also theorized that previous analyses—several of which have found no...

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