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Organic Food – A Smart Health Investment
MAKE THE NATURAL CHOICE.
by Emer Walsh
The number of organic farmers in Ireland has doubled as of January 2023, and to farm organically in Ireland strict EU standards and certification procedures must be followed.
Leaving aside the positive impact that organic farming has on the lives of the animals on organic farms, wildlife, soil health, water quality and the health of the planet in general, let’s look at some of the nutritional and health benefits of organic
Organic foods have been shown to have anywhere from 20 to 70% more antioxidants than non-organic foods. Antioxidants help defend the body against free radical damage. Free radicals can result from eating certain foods or from toxins in our environment which ultimately contribute to the increased risk of developing chronic disease.
There are also studies showing that organic meat and organic dairy have more omega-3 fatty acids than their non-organic
counterparts. Omega-3s are healthy fats we want in our diet, anti-inflammatory and associated with brain and heart health.
A growing body of evidence on the benefits of organic food for health correlates with my own observations with nutrition
clients; even if you take someone who is already on a “good diet” but has no focus on organic food and they change the healthy foods they are already consuming to mainly organic versions of the same food, people often report to me that they experience increases in energy, vitality and generally feel better in themselves.
These connections with the food we eat, the way food is produced and the benefits of organic produce for our health are
more important than ever these days.
Emer is an Organic Farm Inspector with Irish certification Body ‘The Organic Trust’ and works out of ‘The Crane Clinic Galway’ as a Nutritionist.
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