A recent study has found that organic milk and meat contains a lot more essential minerals and fats
then the non organic variety. If you want to improve your health then going organic may be the right choice for you. Organic milk and meats contain 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids
then the conventional products. Many nutritionists recommend that we should double our intake of omega-3 and this can be achieved either by eating oily fish or switching to organic produce. An increase in omega-3 fatty acids may help to prevent heart disease
. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also advised to consume more omega-3 as it will help the baby's nervous system to develop. The studies have also found that by eating organic meat you will consume slightly lower concentrations of two saturated fats
. This will help to lower your risk of heart disease
. Scientists looked into organic milk an found that it contained 40% conjugated linoleic acid
. This is often used as a weight loss supplement. Organic milk is therefore a healthy choice if you want to lose weight or help to regulate weight
. Organic milk also contains more iron and Vitamin E
than conventional milk. The difference between the vitamins and minerals found in organic produce compared to non organic are a direct result of what the animals have been fed. Organically reared animals are free range and therefore eat grass. This provides them with a healthier diet, which contains all the nutrients they need to develop. Non organic animals will be fed cereal feeds which contain fewer vitamins.
Many people already choose organic products as they are concerned about animal welfare and environmental issues. Less is known about the nutritional quality of these products which is why this study has been so important. The study has also shown that non organic milk contained 74% more iodine
then organic milk. It also contains slightly more selenium
. The NHS has told reporters that Iodine is necessary in the diet as it helps to produce thyroid hormones. These keep our metabolic rate healthy
. However too much iodine can lead to thyroid problems.
Maybe it's time for a switch to organic foods
. Organic fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy would provide higher amounts of dietary antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids
thus creating an overall healthier body. By eating organic our immune system will improve
; it will be able to fight as well as prevent many diseases from occurring.