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14 Foods You Should Buy Organic
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
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.
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
- 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.
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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
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)
- 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.
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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.
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