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Top Organic foods you should buy

Updated on March 14, 2010
Top organic foods you should buy
Top organic foods you should buy

Organic foods

 

There's lots of reasons to buy organic. First, it's better for the environment. No pesticides means healthier soil, water, and wildlife. Only reason for not buying organic foods is the ridiculously high price. Pesticides and chemicals have been linked to the growing cancer rates and disease. This is particularly important for growing children. When we feed our children, we feed our future. Teaching our children the importance of protecting their health and making good choices when we are not with them is an important concern for every parent. USDA's own tests show that most non-organic produce contain residual pesticides even after washing. The long term effects of consuming these pesticides has not been sufficiently studied, but they can't be good for you.

Here are top foods you should buy organic from organic milk to organic beef.

Organic Milk

Antibiotics and hormones are forced into America's conventional dairy cow to increase profits without regard on our children's health or that of the cow's. When moms understand that the food they eat and the medicines they take can go into their breast milk, they will make the connection that the medicines and foods given to dairy cows can affect their family's health. They prefer avoiding the routine use of antibiotics, artificial hormones, pesticides and genetically modified feed. Organic cows must, by regulation, be allowed to graze on pasture during the growing season. Organic milk represents a whole organic ecosystem. If you drink milk, choose organic every time.

Organic Potatoes

Potatoes are consistently on the list of most pesticide-contaminated vegetables. In recent USDA testing, the Environmental Working Group found that 81% of potatoes still contained pesticides after being washed and peeled, and the average potato had the highest total amount of pesticides of all of the 43 fruits and vegetable tested.

Organic potatoes
Organic potatoes

Organic Peanut butter

If you look at the ingredients on a jar of conventional peanut butter, it's an over-sweetened, unhealthy, high-fat food. In addition to peanuts, the next ingredient may well be corn syrup, then sugar. You might also find partially hydrogenated and/or fully hydrogenated fats, mono- and diglycerides, the pesticides ferric orthophosphate and copper sulfate and a long list of other ingredients.

Organic Baby food

Babies are particularly sensitive to pesticides. Make your own or go organic. Babies eat more than adults, pound for pound, and they are more vulnerable to environmental toxins. The EPA has concluded that carcinogens average 10 times the potency for babies than for adults, with some chemicals up to 65 times more powerful.

Organic Apples

Consistently named as one of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables. Choosing organic apples can make a big difference both in lowering your family's pesticide exposure and in using our consumer power to change agriculture.

Same goes for Peaches, strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, cherries and tomatoes. Vegetables like celery, cucumber, spinach, lettuce, bell peppers should be bought organic too.

Organic Beef

Cattle are designed to graze. When cows are fed corn, their stomachs can become 10 to 100 times more acidic, welcoming bacteria such as E coli; An estimated 25% of the nation's baking soda is used as antacid for livestock. And the amount of antibiotics used to promote growth in livestock dwarfs the total amount used to treat diseases in people. It is easy to find organic milk; it can be tough to find organic beef. Even though there are more than three times as many beef cattle in the United States as dairy cows, there are fewer organic beef cattle than dairy.

Corn and Soy are on the list too.

Organic apples
Organic apples

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      Kate 

      6 years ago

      So what is left edible NON-organic after this extensive list? It covered pretty much everything

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      david 

      6 years ago

      hi i would like to say thank you for the information it was very handy

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      Naheed 

      6 years ago

      I will keep this in mind so as to ensure safety of my baby.

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      Chloe Castro 

      7 years ago

      If we encourage our friends and family to just buy a few items they will gradually move towards more organic purchases. Thank you for your article. It's easy to read and informative.

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      Emma 

      7 years ago from Houston TX

      So interesting and informative hub which really expanded my knowledge on the organic food around me.

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      nperc23 

      7 years ago from California

      Found this article informative. Glad there are lots of us that are concerned over the health of our food. For More info on the dangers of non organic Dairy and meat visit

      https://hubpages.com/health/The-Truth-About-Your-F

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      blaire 

      7 years ago

      i will keep this in mind because my girlfriend is having a baby :) and i want him/her to be very healthy when he/she comes into this world

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      Muffet 

      7 years ago

      Thankyou so much for this. I am a pregnant teen who is trying to be as healthy as I can for myself and the baby. Organic foods are just what we need. Thankyou so much for the advice!!

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      Christianadam 

      7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Nice but why tell us about the top it would be better to tell us why we need to eat organic foods. Check it there http://mattscradle.com/2010/07/15/8-reasons-to-go-...

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Awesome HUB! I'm a huge fan of Organic. I never considered the potatoe factor. I don't eat potatoes, I know, but I don't ... I'm glad to know now so I can pass that along. I'm a sort of go to girl for my friends. This is a great hub I'm looking forward to more of your work! Peace :)

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      Jaz Stark 

      8 years ago

      my sister is pregnent and im looking at this to help :)

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      wordsword 

      8 years ago

      I never knew this well i am aware of the fact that milk gets contaminated but potatoes i never thought, but the fact is i love to eat potatoes. Thanks for the information.

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      Mary 

      9 years ago

      Also in regards to organic beef, make sure it is also GRASS FED beef. The term 'organic' often only means that the cows have been fed organic grain, which is not their natural diet. Grass-fed beef is much healthier - high in Omega 3s and tastes better.

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      lydia 

      9 years ago

      thank you so much this has helped a lot and next time i go grocery shopping i'll make sure to tell my mom to go organic:)

      FOR ME AND MOST IMPORTANTLY... FOR MY BABY!

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