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  • 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’ omega-3 intake without increasing overall calories or saturated fats.

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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 harms of repeated exposure.
  • Organic farming has an added benefit of being hygenic & planned growth.

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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 difference in conventional versus organic antioxidant levels—may have been thwarted by too-short study periods and confounding variables like weather.

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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—“are intrinsically safer in this respect.”
  • Organic meat and dairy also cannot contain synthetic hormones, which have been linked to an increased risk of cancer.

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Organic junk food is still junk food

From a macronutrient perspective, organic junk foods are often identical to their conventional counterparts. 

They tend to be equally high in sugar and low in protein and fiber, which makes food less satiating and more likely to cause health problems long term.

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'Clean eating' is the most widely followed diet

Clean eating can best be described as a holistic approach to finding foods that are fresher, less processed, and a higher quality. The broader idea comes from the belief that your health is the single most important investment you can make.

Observational studies have linked ultra-processed diets with poor health, weight gain, and early death. While there is no one right way, the clean eating approach prefer food in its natural state.

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Natural

The term is not formally defined by the Food and Drug Administration. But, the government agency doesn't object to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances.

Natural does not mean organic or healthy. So, always read the ingredient list to really know what's in a food.

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