With so many families struggling lately to put food on the table, some thing that it’s worth not buying organic to cut costs. But do you end up paying more in the long run? There are conflicting reports about this but the truth always comes up on the side of organic being more nutritious, check out this story:
Numerous studies have found that organic produce is more nutritious than non-organic produce. So while you probably pay more for less food when you buy organic, you might actually pay less for more nutrition when you buy organic. A large study comparing nutrition in organic and non-organic foods found that antioxidant levels were up to 40 percent higher in organic fruits and vegetables than in their non-organic counterparts.
Other studies have found that produce grown with today’s methods contains much lower levels of vitamins and minerals than the same foods contained decades ago. For example, a study from the University of Texas reported sharply reduced levels of six nutrients in vegetables grown in 1999 compared to the levels reported in the same foods back in 1950.
Better nutrition, better health, less money spent on getting well.