To a world raised on conventional foods and thinking, scientists and consumers alike have been touting the nutritional value and overall healthfulness of organics. And as a new study reveals more insight into the value of organics, those who before avoided the truth are once again forced to as the question: Is organic food really inherently healthier than conventionally grown?
Yes. Here’s how.
Higher Omega-3’s In Organics
After reviewing over 150 papers on organic vs. non-organic meat and dairy products, a group of 25 scientists published their findings in the British Journal of Nutrition on the very clear differences between the two.
What they found throughout their study was that the amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in organic meat and dairy products are consistently about twice as abundant in organic as opposed to non-organic. They found that organic milk products have on average 56% more omega-3’s, while organic meats have around 47% more.