Benefits of Organic Foods to Pregnant Women

According to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute for Consumer Research and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, organic food consumers are likely to have a 21% lower risk of a potentially deadly pregnancy complication known as pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organ system, often the kidney, resulting to a large protein amount in the urine.

The study is to show the effect of consuming organic foods in the reduction of pre-eclampsia risk.
"The result is intriguing and supports that diet during pregnancy can influence the risk of pre-eclampsia," researcher Hanne Torjusen, PhD, said.

The researchers followed 28,192 participants from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study who were pregnant with their first child. Based on the result of the study, researchers found that women who mostly ate organic vegetables and fruits were 21 percent less likely to develop pre-eclampsia than women who rarely or never did so. Women who consumed organic foods tended to be younger, have lower body mass, and consumed more calories than women who did not.

Eating lots of vegetables has always been essential for all pregnant women, but the new study recommends that eating organic vegetables may provide additional health benefits. Researchers weighed in the possible factors by which such an effect could work. These factors include lower exposure to pesticides, higher intake of antioxidants which are mostly found in organic vegetables and producing a more beneficial composition of gut microbes, thereby reducing the risk of inflammatory conditions.


What's Hottest

Hottest Flax seeds to start organic living

Not all consume flax seeds, but as a matter of fact, this tiny seed is highly praised for being a complete and super food. It also holds relevant importance in the mythology and its health benefits have been acclaimed by modern day scientists as well. Flaxseed has always been a super food with…

Read More
Organic Food for Women
Tips for selecting Original Organic Food for Your Baby
Organic Food Has A Lot Of Good Points But Consume It At Your Own Discretion
Juice and smoothie recipes

Most Recent

Treating Your Dog With Organic Foods

If you have a dog, you will have to treat your dog with the varieties of dog treats available in the market. In today’s busy schedule, pet owners hardly have time to consider much about the foods of their dogs. They buy processed and preserved foods for the dogs. However, these treats do not…

Even Organic Farms are Not Treating Their Animals Well
Is The New Organic Water Really Organic?
Facts and Myths About Organic Living
Adopting Organic Living Is a Great Idea
Organic makeup recipes
Understanding the Importance of Organic Living
Organic Rose Plant Gardening: Secrets
Meaning of Organic
Organic apples

Most Popular

Flavanones in organic fruit juices can prevent diseases caused by obesity

Obesity has become a weighty issue for many. The lifestyles most people are living are leaving them predisposed to being overweight and eventually obese. Obesity is a hard condition to reverse. Complex dietary and exercise requirements will be difficult to maintain. It is suitable to do something…

Garden Plant Residue Will Enhance Your Garden
What are Biodynamic foods?
Wild Siberian Pine Nuts
The positive qualities of dried organic mango
Eating Organic Foods to Lose Weight
A guide for beginners on Organic Food Gardening
British Strawberry Farmers Expecting A Bumper Harvest During Summer
Detailed Information Regarding Organic Food
Organic food and their consumers
Boost up your business! Go for organic production