Dietary Myths and Cancer

3 June, 2016

Myth #2 – Eating organic reduces the risk of cancer


To this day, there are no studies demonstrating that eating organic reduces the risk of developing cancer. That said, I encourage you none the less to choose organic produce where possible, if only as a precautionary measure. Indeed, the long term risks of a pesticide-laden diet are not yet known. What’s more, there are other reasons to prefer organic foods: their lighter impact on the environment, or a keener respect for animal wellbeing, or even the improved taste of the food.

For more information on buying organic foods, click here and to find out which foods you should buy organic, take a look at the list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residues.

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Jef L'Ecuyer

Jef L’Ecuyer

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Member of the Quebec College of Dietitians (OPDQ) and Dietitians of Canada,Jef graduated from McGill University in December 2014. Recently graduated and passionate about culinary arts, Jef poses a simple, effective and practical look at daily meal planning. With this in mind, she works in conjunction with the mission of SOSCuisine…

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