Dirty Dozen

 

Foods To Buy Organic

Eating fresh produce is one of the very best ways to get nutrients to support optimal health. Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins and minerals and can protect against many diseases. However, when it comes to buying produce, going 100% everything organic can be very expensive. The good news is that you don't really need to buy all organic produce! But there are certain ones that you probably should really consider always buying organic.  

A good rule of thumb when buying organic is to think of the fruits and vegetables that have thin skins and also skins that you eat... these guys have less protection from the harmful pesticides and chemicals that can more easily penetrate through that thin skin into the fruit or vegetable. 

Pesticides can have real health risks, especially for children and those with health concerns. 

According to studies, this list of the "Dirty Dozen" has the highest pesticide load when grown conventionally, making them the most important to buy organic versions - or to grow them organically yourself. 

 

1. Apples

2. Peaches

3. Nectarines

4. Strawberries

5. Grapes

6. Celery

7. Spinach

8. Sweet Bell Peppers

9. Cucumbers

10. Cherry Tomatoes

11. Snap Peas

12. Hot Peppers

13. Blueberries  

(Ok, our list is a baker's dozen)  

The decision is always yours, but having this information is just good for you and your family! 

 

 




Lindsey Crouch
Lindsey Crouch

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