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Top 5 Myths About Going Organic—Debunked

(SouthBeachDiet.com) As new studies emerge about organic foods, there is growing controversy over whether they’re truly more nutritious than conventionally grown foods…
Myth #1: Foods with an “Organic” label are 100% organic
Note that a label that just says “organic” means the item contains some organic ingredients, but it is not guaranteed “100% organic.” When shopping, look for products that carry the little green or black seal on the label that says “USDA Organic.” The seal means that a product has a valid organic certificate…
Myth #2: Organic foods have more nutrients than conventional foods
While conventionally grown produce provides disease-fighting antioxidant vitamins and essential minerals, research shows that organic produce can have higher levels of nutrients than conventionally grown foods because of the quality of the soil it’s grown in…
Myth #3: Organic food is more expensive
While organic foods may have a slightly higher price tag, you can still enjoy the foods you love without breaking your budget, especially if you do a little planning and prepping ahead of time…
Myth #4: You can avoid pesticides altogether by eating organic.
Although organic farmers do not use fertilizers or pesticides, organically grown produce can pick up traces of them from the air blown from conventional farms or from the water or packing materials used in processing plants…
Myth #5: All organic food is healthy
[T]here are … plenty of sugary and starchy packaged products labeled “organic” that you should avoid altogether.
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