The Healthy Truth About Organic Food

The term organic can be used to describe virtually any product these days, from vegetables to makeup and even footwear. Organic is usually used to describe food that has been grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical ripening agents, irradiation or genetic modification. Have studies shown that those who consume organic food have better health compared to those who consume regular food? No, the nutrient profiles of organic and non-organic foods don’t differ very much and no long-term studies have been able to show any long-term health benefits. On the other hand, it is true that organic food has lower pesticide levels than non-organic food does. Unfortunately, the scientific jury is still out on whether organic foods carry less of a long-term cancer risk because of this. The choice is up to you.

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a third year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center-University of Massachusetts Medical School. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health with healthy living. Dr. Kamal has a special interest in outpatient adult psychiatry.