Lately I've been having trouble finding quality vegetables. I don't have a car, and I don't have time to take a bus and lose an entire morning. I could go to the supermarket and buy non-organic stuff, that's why I was wondering :
Did anyone here see any health benefits when eating organic vegetables, fruits and nuts instead of non-organic ones?
I heard anecdotes about tons of things improving people's health, but I never ever heard someone say "I got better when eating organic".
I see eating organic produce as a long-term approach for good health, not likely to show effects in the short-term.
Also, I like to think I "vote" with my food dollar. So I "vote" for sustainably-grown food where farming practices enhance the soil, avoid polluting the watershed & preserve wildlife.
It's a good investment for future generations, too. Both for the health of future children, but also of their descendents.
No. But I had significant improvements when I eliminated nuts and vegetables from my diet and replaced them with fruit. Generally fruit where I lives tends to be of high quality, I judge this by shelf life, it just doesn't go bad. I haven't had American farmed fruit in 6 years or so. I'm feeling fine. But since I wasn't eating like I do now it really isn't a fair comparison.
I would argue that getting grass fed over conventional meat (and pastured eggs) is a much bigger qualitative improvement than the switch to organic produce from regular. But if you eat a lot of the heavy pesticide stuff (apples. strawberries...) - it might make sense to try to find organic. I just don't eat much of those anyway.