Three Reasons Why Organics Are Better Than Conventional Crops
As people attempt to alter their diet to eat healthier, many will make the switch to organic foods. Advocates claim organic foods provide more nutrients and even taste better than non-organic food. In addition, the production of organic foods is kinder to animals and better for the environment. According to executive director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Katherine DiMatteo, sales of organic foods have increased by 20 percent each year since 1990. However, despite the increase of interest in organic foods, people still have speculations about the nutritional value and overall healthfulness of organics. Here are three reasons, according to studies, why organic foods are healthier than conventionally grown.
- Organics Have Higher Omega-3’s
According to a group of 25 scientists who reviewed over 150 papers on organic vs. non-organics, there are about twice as many Omega-3’s in organic meat and dairy products than non-organic. A higher intake of Omega-3’s is beneficial because it positively impacts neurological function and development.