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What Should You Buy Organic

June 21, 2012

Diet is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The wellness industry has lots of options when it comes to what supplements we take and what foods we eat. Knowing when to buy organic vs. conventional is a question that could improve your health and save you money in the process. I've put together a list of most contaminated fruits and vegetables which you should buy organic verses which ones you can buy not labeled organic. These "dirty" foods contain the most amount of organophosphate pesticides at your local grocery store, which have been shown to damage the nervous system. The use of these pesticides has been decreased over past decade, but not banned. The cleanest contain the least to no pesticides.

   The Dirties:                                                      Cleanest:

  1. Apples                                                      1. Onions
  2. Celery                                                       2. Sweet Corn
  3. Sweet bell peppers                                    3. Pineapple
  4. Peaches                                                     4. Avocado
  5. Strawberries                                              5. Cabbage
  6. Nectarines                                                 6. Sweet Peas
  7. Grapes                                                      7. Asparagus
  8. Spinach                                                     8. Mango
  9. Lettuce                                                      9. Eggplant
  10. Cucumbers                                               10. Kiwi
  11. Blueberries                                                11. Cantelope
  12. Potatoes                                                   12. Sweet Potatoes

Eating "organic" doesn't always mean you're eating healthy. That pack of organic potato chips is still junk food. Eating your daily dose of fruits and vegetables outweighs the risk of pesticide exposure. Make sure to thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables before you eat them. So eat up!

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