Organic Food Decreases Odds of ADHD in Children
By now I think it’s safe to say most people know that organic foods are better for the environment, so I’m not getting into that discussion today. And thanks to all the growing research conducted on organic food, we also know that they are healthier for us to consume.
In short, what we now know is that the avoidance of common pesticides typically found in commonly harvested food can prevent cancer and metabolic syndrome—which increases the likelihood of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But now research is finding that regularly produced, inorganic food can generate other long-term effects on our children, more specifically: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
That’s right. Inorganic foods can lead to ADHD. According to a recent ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ study published in the journal Pediatrics (after testing 1,139 children’s urine levels for organophosphates, common pesticides often used on conventional fruits and vegetables and as residential pesticides) children with above-average levels were about twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.
Now is this something that we should take with a grain of salt seeing as everything in our environment today appears to link directly to an illness or medical condition of some sort? Or is this enough to finally sway more families into eating organic foods? Does this information change the way you’re going to grocery shop for your family? For my hubby and I, well it’s a hands down, heck-ya!