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Posted by: Trevor
February 15, 2019
A recent study reported that people who eat organic food can exhibit some profound benefits. Specifically, detectable pesticide levels in their urine were radically reduced when they changed their diets to organic. This is great news for people who are looking for easy and fast ways to reduce or eliminate pesticide exposure.
The peer-reviewed study, Organic diet intervention significantly reduces urinary pesticide levels in US children and adults, appeared in the Journal of Environmental Research.
First, the researchers measured the pesticide residue in the urine of folks who were not eating organic. Then, they switched their diets to organic-only and measured again.
The effects were profound: significant reductions in urinary levels of thirteen pesticide metabolites... The greatest reductions were observed for clothianidin (82.7%)... malathion (95.0%), and a metabolite of chlorpyrifos (60.7%). The benefit was seen within days of switching their diets to organic-only.
A beautiful basket of organic strawberries. (source: Wikimedia)
This is not surprising to any of us who believe in the benefits of organic foods, but it is one more reason to be confident that we are making the right decision.
The study is very timely, and follows on the heels of another study which associates organic diets with a reduction in cancer risk.
So the next time you're talking to someone about organics and they ask "But is there any evidence that organic food is actually better for you?" you can share these studies with them.
The funny thing is, even though we believe organic food is healthier, it is not our main motivation for eating that way. There are many other reasons too, primarily relating to the benefits to the animals and benefits to the planet. We believe it is better for everyone, from humans to animals to microbes. It just makes sense.
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