Thursday, April 10, 2014

Is Organic Always Better?

Organic products have seen an increase in recent years. For consumers, the difficulty is determining which products to buy organic and which ones to buy conventionally.
Milk is one product that people often choose to buy organic. Is it absolutely necessary to buy organic milk? It has been shown that organic milk has a higher level of omega-3 fatty acids, which protect against heart disease. This higher level is not enough to make a difference. It has also been shown that neither organic nor conventional milk exposure to pesticides, contaminants or hormones do not create a risk to consumers. So either conventional or organic milk is a good choice!

Produce is another product that organic products are encouraged. In reality, the nutrients of the produce are the same in both organic and conventional produce. The benefit of organic produce is the reduction of pesticide residue. It is important to wash produce very well to reduce the risks of these pesticides.

Lastly, eggs are sometimes part of the organic discussion. It has been shown that there are no significance differences to health between organic and conventional eggs.

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