"Are you one of those who pick up food products labeled organic expecting them to be lower in calorie count than their non organic counterparts?"
Well, that’s not always the case. In fact, there is hardly any connection between organic and low calorie/diet products.
This article will help you understand the two terms and relation between them.First we should know the meaning of two terms.
Diet foods are regular foods which are altered in some way to be made a part of a diet which is intended to cause body modifications such as weight loss and weight gain.
Organic foods, on the other hand, are food products grown naturally, i.e. without the use of fertilizers, pesticides, artificial additives, growth hormones, etc.
Organic foods are fresher, cleaner, environment friendly and animals raised organically are not fed with animal by products or any kind of growth hormones. These foods are free from chemicals and hence reduce the chemical load on our body and do not accelerate weight loss/gain in any unnatural way. Weight loss/gain is dependant on calorie intake.
For eg, there is little to no difference in the calorie count of organically grown and non-organically grown apples.
Thus, there is no correlation between organic foods and diet foods.There can be an occasional indirect relation, such as in the case of certain diet foods like low fat yoghurt, low fat milk, sugar free sweets, soy products etc. which contain ingredients that are organically grown/raised.