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How Important Is Eating Organic Anyway?

By on December 30, 2014

They are easy to confuse, right? But really, how important is it to eat organic vegetables and fruit? Obviously we know that eating fruits and veggies are much better for us than eating donuts. But do our fruits veggies have to be organic? In short, the answer is no. You do what you can within your budget. I know people who NEVER eat fruits and veggies, organic or not, so we don’t have to eat them. But many of those people have awful illnesses. However if you are reading this blog, odds are you care about your health. The more you learn, the better equipped you are to make decisions about life and everything else. And although we don’t have to eat organic, there’s no question that eating organic is much healthier for us. 

Here’s a balanced video on whether or not we should eat organic produce.

Love it!

Organic is better for us, but not always the most affordable. When you have to make your decisions based on a budget, you at least want to avoid the “dirty dozen” and buy these organic.

12 Contaminated Foods To Never Eat Non-Organic

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Cucumber
  5. Grapes
  6. Nectarines
  7. Peaches 
  8. Potatoes
  9. Spinach
  10. Strawberries
  11. Blueberries
  12. Sweet Bell Peppers
  13. Green Beans *
  14. Kale *

The last two are moving up the list but not officially apart of the dirty dozen. I suppose the number will have to change at some point ;). I buy my weekly produce from an awesome service called Abundant Harvest Organics so I know everything in that box is organic. But there are times when the box doesn’t have something I need and I have to take a trip to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. I can’t say that I’ve always bought the above produce organic. But now that I know, I’ll keep the list on me and make it a point.

Do you always buy organic produce?

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