You have often heard expert says that organic is healthier. But is there really truth or facts into that?
A recent study that was published in the British Journal of Nutrition had shown that, when it comes to meat and milk as well, organic is really more nutritious.
The researchers at the UK’s Newcastle University studied the nutritional merits of conventional and organic meat and milk. They reviewed data from 263 previously published studies.
The researchers concluded that both organic meat and milk, have about 50% more omega-3 fatty acids compared to their conventional counterparts. The researchers concluded that the organic animals’ diet, which includes more forage, grass and less grain, are responsible for the difference.
The increase in omega-3 is very important, as most adults are not getting their daily recommended 250 mg intake of these fatty acids. This fatty acids, have been shown to help improve blood vessel function, lower blood pressure, reduce overall inflammation and lower triglycerides.
But this does not mean that buying organic beef and dairy is the best way to increase your omega-3 intake. Although 2 cups of organic whole milk contains 16% of your recommended daily needs and a single 3 oz serving of salmon delivers over 100%.
But going organic, does get you closer to your daily quota and you will be consuming higher quality foods that have no added anti-biotics and hormones , which better in the long run.