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14 Foods You Should Buy Organic

Updated on June 4, 2014

Foods That You Should Buy Organic #1: The Apple

Apples top the list of the number one fruit and vegetable that are the most contaminated with pesticides.

We all know that one apple a day will keep the doctor away, but what if you are actually ingesting toxins by eating a contaminated apple. Will that really keep the doctor away?

I know that you are eating apples because you are smart and know the many benefits. I also know that you have the best of intentions. So to get the full benefit of the apple you really should choose organic.

Yes you could just peel away the skin however you will be missing out on a lot of great nutrients that the skin provides.

One large apple with the peel supplies 116 calories, no fat and 5.4 grams of fiber. That same apple delivers 239 milligrams of potassium, a mineral that's essential to heart and muscle health, as well as 10.3 milligrams of vitamin C. You'll also get 120 international units of vitamin A and 4.9 micro-grams of vitamin K when you eat a large apple with the skin. Keep reading

So if you can make a little wiggle room in your budget I highly suggest that you go organic and enjoy the full benefits of an apple without all the toxins!

Here are a variety of delicious apples to choose from

Apples are full of nutrition and more beneficial when bought organic
Apples are full of nutrition and more beneficial when bought organic | Source
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Foods That You Should Buy Organic #2: Strawberries

Again strawberries are contaminated with pesticides and this time you can't peel off the skin so what are you really eating??

Conventional strawberries have been identified to contain over 60 different pesticides on them.

Choose organic when it come to strawberries.

Organic strawberries also have been shown to provide higher levels of vitamin C due to the fact that they are higher in phenolic antioxidants.

Buy Organic Celery when possible
Buy Organic Celery when possible | Source

Foods That You Should Buy Organic #3: Celery

Yes Celery is on the list!

It is best you enjoy all the benefits of celery without ingesting toxins from pesticides.

Here are some benefits of celery.

  • Anti - inflammatory
  • Vitamin C
  • Full of water
  • Flavenoids
  • phenol-based antioxidants

Foods That You Should Buy Organic #4: Grapes

Grapes ripen quickly and are acceptable to mold quickly. Because of this grapes are sprayed with multiple applications of various chemicals.

Choose organic for sure as grapes really can not be peeled.

If you can not find organic look for local farms selling them and buy when in season.

Grapes are full of anti-oxidants but also full of pesticides. Buy organic when possible
Grapes are full of anti-oxidants but also full of pesticides. Buy organic when possible | Source
Peaches are close to the top when it comes to pesticides. Choose organic when possible.
Peaches are close to the top when it comes to pesticides. Choose organic when possible. | Source

Foods That You Should Buy Organic #5: Peaches

We always enjoy biting into a juicy flavor full peach during the summer months.

Conventional peaches where No.1 in the Dirty Dozen list of 2010 and contain 62 pesticides!

Choose organic when purchasing peaches.

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Foods That You Should Buy Organic #6: Spinach

Spinach is low in calories and high in nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, manganese, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, and vitamin B6.

It's no wonder our mothers always wanted us to eat spinach.

Spinach is leafy and porous which means that pesticides will soak into it and may not be that easy to wash off.

Choose organic spinach if possible

Yes super food spinach should be bought organic!
Yes super food spinach should be bought organic! | Source
Nearly 50 pesticides have been detected on sweet bell peppers
Nearly 50 pesticides have been detected on sweet bell peppers | Source

Foods That You Should Buy Organic #7: Sweet Bell Peppers

There are so many health benefits to eating sweet bell peppers such as;

  • Low in calories (45 calories for 1 cup)
  • beta-carotene
  • reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol
  • controls diabetes
  • anti inflammatory
  • protect the body from cancer

To enjoy these health benefits without ingesting the toxins always buy organic or grow your own.

Foods That You Should Buy Organic #8: Imported Nectarines

As the same for the peach, pesticides soak into the skin of nectarines.

It's best to buy organic when possible

Foods That You Should Buy Organic #9: Cucumbers

To protect cucumbers growers cover them in wax. Organic cucumbers are cover in a Non-synthetic wax and they cannot contain any chemicals prohibited by the USDA under the organic labeling laws.

If you can not afford organic cucumbers be sure to peel them. Just keep in mind though that the skin from a organic cucumber is full of many beneficial nutrients.

Foods You Should Buy Organic #10: Cherry Tomatoes

Bottom line when it comes to tomatoes the best choice is to grow your own, buy organic or purchase them from your local farmers market.

Foods You Should Buy Organic #11: Hot Peppers

Along with the sweet bell peppers good old hot peppers top the list of the most pesticide use.

You can grow these peppers in doors all year long and enjoy pesticide free peppers!

Foods You Should Buy Organic #12: Potatoes

You probably thought that because potatoes are grown under the ground that they would be ok.....I know I thought that. Unfortunately they are high in pesticide use.

Sweet potatoes on the other hand have less pesticide use and are full of nutrients.

If you purchase potatoes choose organic, grown your own or shop at your local farmers market.


Foods You Should Buy Organic #13: Kale, Greens & Lettuce

Kale and collard greens are on the list of super foods, but their magical powers disappear when sprayed with nasty pesticides.

More then 50 pesticides have been identified on lettuce alone!

Again it's best to buy organic, grow your own or shop at your local farmers market.

Foods You Should Buy Organic #14: Blue Berries

Last but not least blue berries have made the list of foods you should buy organic.

Full of anti-oxidants yet over 50 pesticides have also been identified on blueberries.

Buy organic or shop at your local farmers market.

The Dirty Forteen & The Clean Fifteen

EWG Dirty Forteen and the Clean Fifteen
EWG Dirty Forteen and the Clean Fifteen | Source

Foods That You Should Buy Organic - In Summary

I am sure this list of foods that you should buy organic may be very eye opening for some yet for others it could be very discouraging.

The only reason why pesticides are used is so there are less spoiled food and more available food for the market place.

Unfortunately this demand for mass quantities of food is taking a toll of our health.

We eat fruits and vegetables because they are good for us, but now with the huge demand and the use of pesticides they are putting unwanted toxins into our bodies and ultimately causing some serious health issues.

If you can not afford to purchase organic read this article and learn how rid your produces of pesticides. Click here to read

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