Which Foods Should You Buy Organic

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We Hear Buy Organic, But Is That Everything?

Wanted to share this article for those who strive for better health.  The more you learn about how some of our foods are handled and processed, the more you understand why you want to buy organic.

Below is an informative article from CBN that might interest you regarding which foods are good to buy organic.

Foods Worth Buying Organic

There are at least 12 foods worth buying organic in the fruit and vegetable department according to this healthy living article. It is also discussed by the Calton’s in the video below. Of course, foods worth buying organic extends into other types of foods, but here we will focus on the fruit and vegetable list.

It is important to know which foods are worth buying organic because I think that because we can’t actually see these pesticides, it is a little out of sight, out of mind. Which Foods Should You Buy Organic There is something to be said for growers trying to produce full crops and keeping bugs off our food, but these chemicals are foreign invaders into our bodies. Here is an informative article that gives you a list of which foods are worth buying organic and some foods that have lower residue and less harmful.

When it’s Worth it to Buy Organic

By Lorie Johnson (CBN News)
Most of us look for opportunities to save money whenever possible. We sometimes wonder if the extra expense to buy organic is actually worth it. Then there are those of us who are committed to buying organic but find ourselves in a grocery store that does not offer an organic version of what we are looking for. What to do?

Thanks to the good folks at Calton Nutrition, there is an easy solution to the organic food dilemmas. They call it “The Fab 14” and “The Terrible 20.”

“The Fab 14” are the fruits and vegetables that are okay to eat even if they are not organic – that is to say, even if they are conventionally grown. Examine the list closely and you will probably see why these items pose the least amount of risk to your health. Many of them have thick rinds, so the pesticides don’t penetrate into the part of the food that we eat.

So save a buck or two by purchasing these items grown conventionally and don’t worry about it.

Onions
Pineapples
Avocado
Cabbage
Sweet Peas (frozen)
Asparagus
Mangoes
Eggplant
Kiwi
Cantaloupe
Sweet Potatoes
Grapefruit
Watermelon
Mushrooms

Now for the other list, “The Terrible 20” which is a compilation of the foods that are most affected by pesticides and cause the greatest amount of risk to your health if eaten after being grown conventionally. So by all means, make every effort to purchase organic versions of the foods below or skip them entirely.

Apples
Celery
Sweet Bell Peppers
Peaches
Strawberries
Nectarines
Grapes
Spinach
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Blueberries
Potatoes
Green Beans
Kale/Collard Greens
Sweet Corn
Hawaiian Papayas
Zucchini
Yellow Crookneck Squash
Cherries
Hot Peppers

A good idea might be to print these two lists and keep them in your purse or wallet to have handy when you are shopping. Or better yet, download the wallet-size version of the lists from Calton Nutrition.

And while you’re there, check out the other information on the site. You can also learn everything you need to know about which foods to eat and which ones to avoid in the book, Rich Food, Poor Food, by Jayson and Mira Calton.]

Foods Worth Buying Organic May Go Beyond This List

Foods worth buying organic may go beyond this list. Recent stories of large number of helpful insects, like bees who help pollinate crops, dying in large numbers or showing significant decrease in numbers could very well be due to the chemicals being used on our crops. These chemicals are not natural to them either. It makes me wonder about more foods worth buying organic.


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