Options of vegetables, fruits or organic meat products are now more and more in the supermarket. Vegetable buyers are also increasing on the grounds of wanting to keep nature and health based on the 2016 survey of Compare The Market.
Various studies also find out the benefits of eating organic foods. There are at least four benefits of eating organic food, such as quoting Time (31/7/2017).
1. Less content of pesticides and heavy metals
A study in 2014 in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that organic yields tend to contain fewer pesticides. In addition, the heavy metal content such as cadmium, 48 percent less.
2. More healthy fat content
In addition to vegetables and fruits, milk, and meat there are also organic variants. Based on a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2016, organic milk and meat contain 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids.
According to researchers, the way of organic livestock is different from the usual cattle. Organic livestock usually consume more grass and spend a lot of time outside the cage.
3. Does not contain antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones
Conventional breeders sometimes give antibiotics to their animals to avoid getting sick. There are also breeders who inject synthetic growth hormones to increase livestock weight faster.
However, when consumed by humans, the chemical compounds can also enter the human body, says Professor of Biodesign Center for Environmental Security, United States, Rolf Halde. Antibiotic drug residues are believed to contribute to the widespread of antibiotic resistance in humans.
Unlike the case with organic farm animals. Not many chemical compounds enter the body free of antibiotic residues and synthetic growth hormones.
4. Rich in antioxidants
In some organic products, such as onion, proven to contain 20 percent more antioxidant content than conventional planted.