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New Analysis Concludes Organic Food Really Is Healthier

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  • Two years ago, meta-analysis by Stanford University found that organic foods are less contaminated with agricultural chemicals
  • A new analysis confirms that while conventional and organic vegetables oftentimes offer similar levels of many nutrients, organic foods have fewer pesticide residues
  • Organic produce also have on average 48 percent lower levels of cadmium, a toxic metal and a known carcinogen
  • One key nutritional difference between conventional and organics is their antioxidant content. Organic fruits and vegetables can contain anywhere from 18-69 percent more antioxidants than conventionally-grown varieties

By Dr. Mercola

Are organic foods healthier, and therefore worth the extra expense? The scientific debate over this issue has raged on for many years now. I believe the answer is clear-cut, at least if you believe that toxic chemicals have the capacity to harm your health...


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