Organic Food is Healthier and More Nutritious

A new report by the French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA) has found that organic foods are more nutritious and contain less pesticides and nitrates, which have been linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer's.

The up-to-date exhaustive and critical evaluation of the nutritional quality of organic food has found that organic foods have higher levels of minerals and antioxidants.

The major points of The French Agency for Food Safety study are that organic plant products:

 

  • Contain more dry matter (more nutrient dense)
  • Have higher levels of minerals
  • Contain more anti-oxidants such as phenols and salicylic acid (known to protect against cancers, heart disease and many other health problems)
  • Contain far fewer nitrates (high nitrate levels are linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer's)

 

In addition, the evaluation found that 94 to 100 percent of organic foods do not contain any pesticide residues.