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Bad news about organic food - and what's better

If you didn't already know this, "organic food" doesn't necessarily mean healthy.  People fall into this trap everyday.

One prime example of this is organic meat or organic dairy.  Just because meat or dairy is labeled "organic" doesn't mean it was healthy grass-fed meat or dairy... it could have come from unhealthy corn-fed cows that were raised in a confinement feedlot instead of grazing on acres of lush green forage outdoors.   And as you know from my newletters, it's more important to find grass-fed beef and dairy rather than simply "organic".

Grain-fed meat and dairy can have an unhealthy omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of as high as 20:1, whereas most grass-fed beef and dairy can have a much healthier omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 2:1... that's 10x the difference!  Plus, grass-fed meat and dairy can have 3-5x the amount of healthy CLA fats, which is a fat known to help build muscle, lose fat, and help fight against cancer.

Another place where people go wrong with organic food is assuming that "organic snack foods" are somehow healthy.  Just because cookies and crackers say "organic" doesn't mean they are healthy necessarily... junk food is still junk food.

Make sure to continue reading my full article below about why choosing organic food is about way more than just pesticides, and some other aspects that you might not have thought of before:

Organic vs conventional food -- it's about more than pesticides

Please share this important article with your friends and family.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

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