There are a lot of articles, TV shows, studies and discussions about organic foods. But what is the difference between organic and non organic vegetables and fruits? Why are organic vegetables and fruits better? Why should we bother buying organic fruits? Why pay more? Or why bother going to the farmers’ market when we could get some fruits on our weekly supermarket shopping?
A research by Rutgers University shows us what are the differences between organic and non organic snap beans, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes and spinach. The study has compared supermarket vegetables ( non organic) and vegetables sold by health shops.
What other differences are between Organic and Non organic vegetables and fruits?
Eating organic products helps you
- avoid the ingestion of pesticides sprayed on fruits and veggetables ( that increases the risk of developing cancer,Parkinson disease)
- avoid GMO products
- benefit from a larger amount of vitamins ( organic foods are richer in vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and iron)
- avoiding food additives ( which cause asthma, head aches, allergies, heart disease, cancer)
- reduce the risk of developing several diseases such as cancer, heart disease and allergies.
Here’s a nice video graphic that explains why organic is better