This family always ate conventional food because it was cheaper. That is until they got involved with this studyconducted by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL. The result surprised and disgusted everyone. Organic food was also recently found to be irrefutably higher in cancer-preventing antioxidants (full study). Considering the study presented in this video in addition to the higher antioxidant profile it’s about time for everyone who values their health to switch to an organic diet.
The increased use of pesticides and the sky-rocketing disease rate in America is a huge correlation that cannot be ignored any longer. Of course it’s best not to depend on legislation to protect you and your family. The best step you can take after deciding to eat organically is to grow as much of your own food as possible. Even if you’ve never grown anything before it’s never too late to start and can be quite easy, enjoyable, and rewarding. Make sure you check into our Grow-it-yourself category which is updated daily with gardening tips, tricks, and tutorials for both beginners and experienced gardeners alike.
Second to growing your own
finding your nearest farmers’ market has become a must for the health-conscious
consumer. Eat as seasonally and locally as possible, meet your farmer, and grow
your own clean nutritious organic food. This is real healthcare and your
family’s health is worth it.
I’ll leave you with a quote
from the abstract of what is considered to be the most comprehensive study
comparing organic to conventional food published in the British Journal of
Nutrition this past September. These solid findings didn’t receive as much press
as they deserved. Show this to any friends or family that still eat
“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.
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…”
Source - Real Pharmacy
They Never Ate Organic But Watch What Happens When They Made The Change4.55Josh Murdoch This family always ate conventional food because it was cheaper. That is until they got involved with this study conducted by the Swedish...