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June 21, 2011

15 important foods to buy organic, and others you can skip

Buying all organic foods can be expensive and, let's face it, some of us just cannot afford to buy everything organic. Just remember that buying organic always benefits the environment and our children as it prevents soil erosion, protects small farm workers, supports biodiversity, saves energy and protects water quality. Organic always tastes better to me also, even if the skins look a little damaged. Remember organic foods don't have the chemicals to keep them looking pretty (which makes conventional produce appear almost fake/plastic). Just keep in mind the damage these "pretty" looking products are doing to the insides of your body and to the environment. Plus if you are pregnant, your child is ingesting all these chemicals too.

There are some foods that are highly polluted with chemicals so please, please, try as much as you can to always purchase these following ingredients organic.

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Pears
  4. Winter Squash
  5. Green Beans
  6. Grapes
  7. Strawberries
  8. Raspberries
  9. Spinach
  10. Potatoes
  11. Tomatoes
  12. Bell Peppers
  13. Dairy Products
  14. All meat
  15. Eggs
I myself want to support local farms that might not be certified organic as well so in these cases I suport the farmers that carry these products numbered below. These are foods that are safer to eat non-organic.
  1. Citrus fruits
  2. Avocados
  3. Nuts (except peanuts)
  4. Onions
  5. Garlic
  6. Mangos
  7. Figs
  8. Papayas
  9. Watermelon (my favorite Greek word-Karpuzi!)
  10. Coconuts
Organic is always best, but try to do the best you can. Your body and the environment will thank you for it!

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