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Organic vs. Natural Foods – Which is Better for You?
One reader question that comes up a lot is “should I eat organic or natural foods and are they really that much better for me?”
Now I don’t know about you, but to me they sound pretty much the same don’t they? I mean, shouldn’t organic foods be natural and vice versa?
The truth is they aren’t the same and actually have some major differences…
To make the answer to this question as simple as possible I broke down how organic foods differ from natural foods.
* Certified organic label from USDA or other
* Grown and produced organically – no synthetic pesticides
* 40-60% more antioxidants
* Create sustainable ecosystems for farming
* Can still use chemicals and processing
* Most products can now be grown organic
* 5% of organic product can still use and contain non-organic products (which as of June 9th include 19 food colorings!)
* More expensive than non-organic foods (10 – 40%)
* Food may spoil faster due to less preservatives
* Organic food sales grew by 17% last year
* Often referred to as “health food”
* No certifying agency to monitor labeling
* Minimally synthesized, if at all
* Minimal processing or chemicals, if at all
* Typically found with produce and meats
* Highest possible antioxidant and nutrient density in natural state
* More expensive ... Continue
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