by Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD
Organic food may boost your immunityI'm a big fan of organic produce for many reasons, and now I can add one more to the list: It may enhance your immune system.
In a new study, mice fed organically grown carrots for 30 days experienced a boost in their T cells, which scientists say is a measure of intestinal and peripheral (artery, vein, lymphatic) immunity.
I look forward to seeing more studies of this nature because I believe there's still a lot we don't yet know about how organic foods may protect our health. And while there's been a good deal of public debate lately about a Stanford study that questioned whether organic foods are more nutritious, other research has found that organic is superior. A 2009 report by the French Agency for Food Safety said that organically grown foods contain more minerals, antioxidants, and beneficial fats.
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