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Is Organic Food Healthier ?

Is Organic Food Healthier ?

Recent studies suggest there are major differences between organic and conventional food with respect to taste, nutrition and  health. For example, in 1 study, organic foods were rated nutritionally superior in 61% the cases tested. They were higher in polyphenols (a type of antioxidant), antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

 

The reason given for organic foods being more nutrient dense has to do with:

* The dilution effect ( dilution effect occurs when higher levels of fertilizer is used, thereby having a negative impact on nutrient density in certain harvested foods where dilution of nutrients occur)

* Growth pattern and rate

* Plant defense and its response to stress

*The impact of nitrogen ( common fertilizer) on sugar levels and metabolism

For more information and a PDF file of the studies see:

http://www.organic-center.org/science.nutri.php?action=view&report_id=145

Stephanie

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