Organic September - The Benefits of Antioxidants

Our last blog post stated how Organic food has been proven by experts at Newcastle University to have up to 60% more antioxidants than non organic food. Further to this, we wanted to add a little more about how organic food has more antioxidants and what antioxidants do for our health.

 

Reddit Organic give reasons why organic has more antioxidants than non organic food:

 

“Organic foods are free of foreign chemicals that normally react with vitamins, organic compounds and minerals thus lowering the essential positive impacts of antioxidants in food products.”

 

Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C are beneficial for the prevention of illness and disease by reducing the amount of oxidants in the body as studies show ‘human diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer might occur in part from oxidant damage to tissues’ . Newcastle University state that antioxidants have been linked by numerous studies to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers.

 

Although organic food may cost a little more than non organic food, the health benefits are clearly a great deal more than non organic and it is an investment into maintaining good health.

 

You can stock up on all your health boosting organic fruit and vegetables on our website. Order our fruit and vegetable boxes online and get them delivered direct to your door.

 

Organic oranges are a great source of Vitamin C and you can order them individually or in one of our fruit bags from our website direct to your door for £2.50.