New study: Organic food has more antioxidants

Organic Food More Nutritious(NaturalHealth365) We all know that toxic pesticides – found on conventionally-grown produce – contribute to inflammation and every known chronic disease. These dangerous chemicals are being sprayed on our food – every day – and cause massive collateral damage to the environment and human health.

Yet, pro-GMO activists and most of the major food producers of the world would have us believe that chemically-raised produce is ‘perfectly safe’. This is such a lie and, now, we have the scientific proof to back up such a claim.

Fantastic NEW study reveals the value of organic food

A comprehensive review of past studies clearly indicate that organically grown food have much higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides compared to conventionally grown produce.

In fact, Carlo Leifert, a professor of ecological agriculture at Newcastle University in England (lead researcher) said: “If you buy organic fruits and vegetables, you can be sure you have, on average, a higher amount of antioxidants at the same calorie level.” And, although the researchers are ‘not able’ to make health claims – the results are quite impressive and the message is very clear.

Anyone, in their right mind, interested in preventing – even reversing – disease would want to reduce their pesticide exposure and increase the consumption of antioxidants. According to The Organic Trade Association, in 2013, United States sales of organic food were approximately $32.3 billion (around 4% of the total market). Clearly, people are waking up to the importance of clean food for optimal health.

New study proves that organic food has superior nutritional value

This new study is scheduled to be published (next week) in the British Journal of Nutrition and its findings are really impressive. Researchers discovered that, over all, ‘organic crops contained 17 percent more antioxidants than conventionally grown crops.’ In some classes of antioxidants – the difference was much greater. For example, a group of compounds known as flavanones were 69 percent higher in the organic produce samples.

At a cost of $429,000 – paid for by the European Union and the Sheepdrove Trust, a British charity that supports organic farming research – the scientists said the money came with ‘no strings’ attached and the research passed all the rigors of scientific peer review for publication.

Do you really want to eat weed and bug killing chemicals?

In light of recent government testing and scientific studies – we really need to be more careful with how we feed our family.  According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), these are the ‘dirtiest’ conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables to avoid at all costs:

  • Nectarines
  • Celery
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Imported Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Red Raspberries

Keep in mind, toxic chemicals found in non-organic fruits and vegetables, grains, beans, overly-processed foods, vaccines, municipal water supplies and polluted air can build up (over time) within the body and contribute to metabolic disorders, weight gain, hormonal imbalances plus many other degenerative disease conditions. Don’t be overwhelmed by this information – just start cleaning up your diet and immediate living space as soon as possible.

Bottom line: Even if you don’t believe that organic food is more nutritious – you have to admit that less chemicals in the body and in the environment is a ‘good’ thing. Let’s do everything we can to take better care of ourselves and the health of this planet.

Jonathan LandsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of NaturalHealth365.com, the NaturalNews Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show and the NaturalNews Inner Circle – a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host – Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic (non-GMO) diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits including exercise and meditation.

References:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24968103

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  • Andrea Winship

    I would love to know the MOA (Mechanism of Action) as to why the plant takes up more phytochemicals without the chemicals and how this happens. Perhaps if the soil is healthier (more bugs more good bacteria), the plant is healthier and thus people are healthier? This is good news for people who want to stay healthy!

  • Well Wisdom

    Phytochemicals are created by plants to defend themselves from microbes and insects. These chemicals make the plant unpalatable to the invaders, The aroma of vegetables, herbs and spices come from the plants defensive chemicals.
    To us they have a pleasant aroma, but they repel invading insects and microbes.