Be warned, just because its says organic, doesn’t mean that its low in calories and diet friendly. A study shows that people often assume that the health benefits of eating organic somehow translates into a lower calorie intake. 100 participants were shown nutrition information for an Oreo cookie made with organic flour and sugar. These labels clearly showed that a serving of two organic cookies contained 160 calories, but it was were silent on the calorie content of the non organic snacks.
Later these same people were asked which they thought had less calories and 38 percent of the people chose the organic food presumably because they inferred that if organic cookies had 160 calories, then the other cookies, regardless of its calorie content, must be higher.
Another instance of this phenomenon was found with exercise. After finding 200 female college students who were trying to loose weight and asked them to forgo their post-dinner three mile run and eat either an organic dessert, eat a non organic desert, or refrain from desert all together. The results found that the students wouldn’t find it a problem to favor eating the organic dessert or nothing, over the non organic food, despite there being zero caloric benefit to it.
So when your making food decisions, don’t be misled that organic food is better on your waistline, its just good for your health!