New study proves organic meat is better for you

There’s a constant debate between nutritionists and doctors. Is organic food really healthier than non-organic food?

However, it’s usually just organic fruits and vegetables that are being discussed.

And I’m always left wondering, "What about the meat?"

This is why I want to share with you a new study that compared the nutritional benefits of organic meat and milk to non-organic meat and milk.

The results were pretty amazing.

An international team of experts, led by Newcastle University, UK, just concluded the largest study of its kind. They looked at data from around the world, reviewing 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat.

The team found that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products.

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They also found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and meat. This was both in terms of fatty-acid composition, and the concentrations of certain essential minerals and antioxidants.

In the British Journal of Nutrition, the team said the data shows a switch to organic meat and milk would go some way toward increasing our intake of nutritionally important fatty acids.

You see, omega-3s are essential to your health.

In fact, 8% of your brain by itself is made up of just omega-3 fatty acids!

The benefits of omega-3s are endless — from mental and behavioral health, to preventing premature death from disease. They include the following:

  Coronary heart disease and stroke

  Essential fatty acid deficiency in infancy (retinal and brain development)

  General brain function, including memory and Parkinson’s disease

  ADHD

  Autoimmune disorders

  Osteoporosis

  Crohn’s disease

  Cancers of the breast, colon and prostate

  Rheumatoid arthritis

Here’s how Chris Seal, professor of Food and Human Nutrition at Newcastle University, explains it …

"Western European diets are recognized as being too low in these fatty acids and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends we should double our intake.

"But getting enough in our diet is difficult. Our study suggests that switching to organic would go some way toward improving intakes of these important nutrients."

Other positive changes in fat profiles included lower levels of myristic and palmitic acid in organic meat. (Those are saturated fatty acids.) It also included a lower omega-3/omega-6 ratio in organic milk.

Higher levels of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin A and 40% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in organic milk were also observed.

CLA is a type of "good" fat that actually helps the body burn MORE fat!

The researchers of the study concluded by saying …

"We have shown without doubt there are composition differences between organic and conventional food.

"Taken together, the three studies on crops, meat and milk suggest that a switch to organic fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products would provide significantly higher amounts of dietary antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids."

So how many of you out there are already eating organic meats and drinking organic milk?

If not, are you considering the switch?

Happy and healthy investing,

Brad Hoppmann

Your thoughts on “New study proves organic meat is better for you”

  1. I don’t drink dairy milk but eat a small amount of cheese weekly. I have with my morning cereal soy milk, occasional I have organic meat, my favourite is New Zealand Lamb at least once a week.Mostly I eat wild fish and some chicken. I very occasionally eat organ fruit and mostly organic vegetables. I’m 82 and don’t take any meds except a multi vitamin. I think your diet plays a huge roll in your health and quality of life, daily exercise is most important.

    1. What I read confirms Robert’s comments. Check out mercola.com and search “soy”. Sign up for daily newletter. Lot’s of good articles, videos with people like Dr. Brownstein. Search “Brownstein Iodine” for some great info

    2. Stanley, I agree with Robert. Check out mercola.com and enter “soy” to read about it. I like Dr. Browstein as well. Enter “browstein iodine” for some really good info.

    3. Soy milk is terrible for you. The only healthy soy product is fermented soy, such as that comprising nattokinase, a blood regulator. Just about all alternative doctors say this, but my favorite by far is Dr. David Brownstein, director of the holistic medical center in West Bloomfield, Mich. I’ve found the man to be right about everything.

  2. I am all for organic food, but the price is so high. So do you spend the money on the food or on the suppliments to supplement the food? I just got through with a 3 month organic diet with 10 supplimnets under a doctor’s care, and still don’t feel any better.

  3. Brad- I’m glad to see you sharing this. I don’t eat a ton of beef, but seek out locally-raised 100% grass-fed beef when I do, for the reasons stated in the article. In Oregon, we are blessed with a lot of range-fed lamb, also one of my favorites, and I can generally get free-range chicken and eggs (not to be confused with “cage-free”).

    I also drink raw milk (we have to buy it from the farm in Oregon though it’s sold in stores in Washington and California) and raw milk cheeses (readily available in stores in all 50 states- go figure).

    The nutritional profile of these truly natural foods is profoundly different from the big-ag imposters.

  4. I was born on June 8, 1923. I take no medicines and never have. I was pressured by family and doctors to have a pacemaker (not sure I needed it.)

    I used to be able to get raw milk at a health store years ago. Now all nutritionists recommend it but to no avail. Can’t be found in NYC.
    As for organic meats, they are too dry for my taste. Am I wrong? Maybe I’ll try to find NewZealand lamb to try.

    Fruits and vegetables, yes, I buy them but they all have little taste left to be enticing. NUTS!! What is our country coming to? It’s a mess worldwide, — no foundation all the way down the line (Wm Saroyan’s “Time of Your Life.”

  5. Maybe “organic” meat is less bad for you, than factory farms where animals are fed dead animals and garbage.

    Vegan is far healthier for humans, wildlife, and the whole planet.

    Unless starving in the desert, and desperately eating anything, eating animals supports wildlife terrorism, true eco-terrorism

    Don’t kill wildlife, except of course in self protection if unavoidable. Save our planet.

  6. Ray your argument is naive. Huge swaths of monocropping to feed a nation of vegans is devastating to wildlife. Of course so are CAFOs. Part of the answer is small family farms with properly tended animals and permaculture practices. The other part is overpopulation issues.
    Not one society in the history of humankind was vegan. We need to learn to properly nourish ourselves in the most sustainable way, and slowly killing ourselves so that we don’t kill animals is an ironically poor solution.

  7. Thanks for this article Brad! As they say “The proof is in the pudding”, that is, in the research. This confirms what I have thought all along.

  8. Thanks for this article, Brad! As they say “The proof is in the pudding”, that is, in the research. This is what I have thought all along and why I buy organic food and dairy.

  9. I presently by as many organic foods as I can find. I see that most shopping centers are displaying organic foods. I do the fruits and vegies shopping at Trader Joes and they have an organic section.

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Brad Hoppmann originally grew up in Florida, but has lived in Baltimore, Charlotte and New York as well throughout his career. Always an athlete, he played varsity football and water polo at the University of Florida and received All-SEC/SCC honors.