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In the largest study of its kind published in the British Journal of Nutrition, an international team of experts led by Newcastle University analyzed 343 pieces of research into the compositional differences between organic and conventional crops.

· They concluded organic crops and crop-based foods are up to 60 per cent higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown crops.

· The concentration of antioxidants such as polyphenolics were between 18-69 per cent higher in organically-grown crops. Studies have linked antioxidants to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers.

· They also found significantly lower levels of toxic heavy metals in organic crops. Cadmium, was 50 per cent lower in organic crops than conventionally-grown ones.

  • Nitrogen concentrations were significantly lower in organic crops. Concentrations of nitrate was 30% lower and nitrite 87% lower in organic compared to conventional crops. These have been linked to diseases like leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and ovarian, colon, rectal, bladder, stomach, esophageal, pancreatic, and thyroid cancer (especially in kids)
  • Pesticide residues were four times more likely to be found in conventional crops than organic ones.

Source: Read here and http://healthychild.org/easy-steps/avoid-nitrates-and-nitrites-in-food/

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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