A new study just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the higher priced organic items in the super market may NOT have more nutrients compared to other conventional produce. Specifically, the researchers point out in this study it’s unlikely consumption of the nutrients at the levels reported in organic foods provide any extra health benefit. An important corollary is that organically produced foods are not inferior to conventionally produced foods with respect to their nutrient content.
What does this mean to the every day consumer? To me, this is just one study among many and while it’s good to know that, for example, the organic carrots may be similar to the non-organic carrots in nutrient respects, I will buy whichever is cheaper.
The bottom line is, we should be eating produce every day and meeting the recommended servings of vegetables (2-3 cups a day for the average adult).
Have a healthy and fit day!