Good news if you love organic! A study conducted by an international team of experts at Newcastle University in England has shown that organic crops are up to 60% higher in antioxidants compared to non-organic. This proves once and for all that eco-friendly farming really does improve the nutritional quality of our food.
This is the largest ever
study of its kind and shows that there is substantial nutritional benefit to
choosing organic produce rather than food made from conventionally grown crops.
The study concluded that by switching to organic fruit and vegetables, the
additional antioxidants that you receive is equivalent
to eating between 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
As a result of this
extensive study, increased cost may no longer be a reason not to shop pesticide
free. With more nutritionally dense fruit, vegetables and cereals, you can end
up getting more for your money by switching to organic.
The study also proves that
organic crops have significantly lower levels of cadmium, the toxic heavy
metal. Like mercury and lead, cadmium can be extremely damaging to people who
are repeatedly exposed, even at very low levels.
What about organic beauty?
When it comes to organic beauty and skin care, antioxidants (which fight skin damaging free radicals) are a large part of what makes natural products so effective. By using organic plant actives like Aloe Vera (used as a base in all Green people products) Green Tea and Rosemary, our products are particularly potent, delivering increased antioxidant content than non-organic skin care brands.
These findings show that
thinking about how we use the land doesn’t just benefit the planet; it has a
direct impact on our own health and wellbeing. If that’s not a reason to go
organic we don’t know what is!
Don’t panic, you don’t have to go completely organic overnight to reap the rewards. Try changing one thing each month; start by switching to an organic moisturizer, or choosing pesticide free tomatoes and you’ll find it much less daunting.
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