NORWALK, Conn., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The organic food that reaches your grocery's shelves retains the genuine flavor nature intended and often contains more nutrients than its counterpart.
With the popularity of organic food on the rise, consumers now find organic produce, meat and dairy products more accessible than ever.
"The difference between conventional food and organic food can be traced back to the farm," said Peggy Fleming, Olympic figure skating champion and HealthSaver spokesperson.
Organic farmers ensure natural, quality food by growing produce without pesticides and chemicals, and raising livestock without unnecessary genetic or hormonal practices.
"Certified organic farms are also earth-friendly," said Brad Eggleston, vice president of HealthSaver.
Whether buying organic food for its nutritional value, flavor, healthy
growing methods or earth-conscious origins, you will notice a difference
with a healthier, safer diet.
-- Organic fruits, vegetables and grains are more nutritious than conventional plant-based foods. They are up to 25 percent more nutrient-dense, according to a review of nearly 100 nutrition studies.
-- When you eat organic food rather than its conventional counterpart, your body may receive more of the essential nutrients it requires, including antioxidants, iron and vitamin C.
More Americans Now Eating Organic
-- According to the Organic Trade Association, 27 percent of Americans eat more organic foods than they did one year ago. Organic food sales have nearly tripled in recent years, with organic products as the fastest-growing sector of American agriculture.
-- Consumers who buy organic are also more likely than conventional
shoppers to engage in healthy and environmentally f
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