Almost everyday I hear or read something which tells me that organic is healthier for me, but is it really? Organic food sales have sky rocketed in the past few years but a recent study by scientists at Stanford University have basically said that there is not much of a healthy difference between organic and non-organic, although organic is no doubt better in reducing chemicals that endanger wildlife and poison the earth and water.
What I don’t like about “organic” is that there is not a 100% guarantee that organic is really exactly that, organic. So when I am buying organic and paying almost twice the price, or sometimes even three times the price, how can I really know if I am paying for “real” organic – where is my guarantee as a consumer?
Basically, the way I look at, if I did have a 100% guarantee that my produce was organic and “if” I could afford the higher price, I would most probably buy organic because it is healthy for our planet.
When it comes to eating healthy for my own benefit, as long as I choose fruits and vegetables over foods high in cholesterol and fat, I would be happy even if the produce was non-organic because I would still be getting the same health benefits as the organic produce.
The best advice I have been given is to strive to eat seven to ten servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains a day and to cut down on fatty meats and soft drinks, simple as that!