The Case for Organics, the science stacks up

The verdict is in: Organic fruits boost your overall health, according to a new meta-analysis. The reason: more antioxidants, fewer pesticides. “Smart lifestyle choices, like eating organic, are the best way to deal with all the stresses, strains, and pathogens of modern-day life,” says study coauthor Charles Benbrook, a sustainability expert at Washington State University. Here’s how the science stacks up.

All-organic diets deliver the antioxidant equivalent of 2 extra serv- ings of fruits and veggies daily, compared with conven- tional eating styles.

Eating organic can reduce your exposure to agricultural chemicals— by 48% in the instance of cadmium, a toxic metal in fertilizer.

Organic produce contains 20 to 40% more disease- fighting antioxidants, which studies suggest may decrease muscle pain, boost heart health, and protect skin from the sun.

Source: British Journal of Nutrition
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