Is Organic Food Better for Weight Loss?



There are numerous arguments over whether organic produce is better than non organic produce when trying to lose weight. Organic food is produced under strict standards, designed to limit chemicals and pesticides enhancements. It is indeed what our forefathers would have been used to back in the day.For example, during World War II people were growing their own vegetables and it is generally accepted that our level of health was better then, than nowadays. Surprising isn’t it? Considering food was rationed, but that brought about more people growing their own.

In the 1980’s the Government findings from allergy tests carried out, found that many patients were sensitive to certain foods and suffered from pesticide, herbicide and fungicide exposure resulting metabolic effects on more people.

So is there any weight loss benefit from following an organic diet? It has been found that non organic crops are usually treated with pesticides (Organophosphate containing neurotoxins) which can cause damage to the human body.

A few studies have reported that organic produce has higher levels of vitamin C, certain minerals, and antioxidants — thought to protect the body against aging, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.  Then there are other studies that conclude that no benefit is gained by organic produce over non-organic. Yet organic is not only better for our health, but better for the environment also.