This family consumed conventional food their entire life, because it was cheaper. But this changed when they took part in a study conducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL. The results were surprising and disgusting at the same time!
New studies discovered organic food to be irrefutably higher in cancer-preventing antioxidants. It is about time for everyone who values their health to switch to an organic diet. The correlation of the increased use of pesticides and the sky-rocketing disease rate in America can no longer be ignored.
The following step after you decide to eat organically is to grow your food by yourself, as much as possible. It’s never too late to start and you will find it quite easy, enjoyable and rewarding. This is real healthcare and your family’s health is worth it.
Next, find a farmers’ market nearby, meet the farmer, eat as seasonally and locally as possible. Become a health-conscious consumer and grow your own clean nutritious organic food.
The most comprehensive study comparing organic to conventional food, published in the British Journal of Nutrition last September:
“In the present study, we carried out meta-analyses based on 343 peer-reviewed publications that indicate statistically significant and meaningful differences in composition between organic and non-organic crops/crop-based foods. Most importantly, the concentrations of a range of antioxidants such as polyphenolics were found to be substantially higher in organic crops/crop-based foods, with those of phenolic acids, flavanones, stilbenes, flavones, flavonols and anthocyanins being an estimated 19 (95 % CI 5, 33) %, 69 (95 % CI 13, 125) %, 28 (95 % CI 12, 44) %, 26 (95 % CI 3, 48) %, 50 (95 % CI 28, 72) % and 51 (95 % CI 17, 86) % higher, respectively. Many of these compounds have previously been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including CVD and neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers, in dietary intervention and epidemiological studies. Additionally, the frequency of occurrence of pesticide residues was found to be four times higher in conventional crops, which also contained significantly higher concentrations of the toxic metal Cd. Significant differences were also detected for some other (e.g. minerals and vitamins) compounds…“
These valuable findings didn’t receive as much press as they deserved. However, spread the word and enlighten those close to you who still eat conventional food.