Organic vs Non-Organic. 

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I’m a big believer in take care of your body and it will take care of you.  If and when I can, I buy organic fruit and vegetables.  I am lucky enough to live in a house that has a little vegetable patch with herbs, spinach and occasionally kale.  It’s free, easy to grow and no spray!   

Is it better to buy organic? The answer is yes.  How could it not be? Would you rather eat an apple that you have pulled from the tree in your backyard or eat an apple from the supermarket that is covered in a concoction of chemicals? 
There are so many different pesticides, artificial fertilizers and growth regulators used to grow fruit and vegetables it’s a little bit scary to think exactly what they are doing to our insides.  Not surprisingly pesticide manufacturers and the companies that use the pesticides claim there is no link between pesticide exposure and health risks (yeah right). 

But organic is so expensive! Yes, there is no doubt about that.  If you can only afford to buy some organic produce then follow this guide that will show you the top 12 fruit and veg that is advised to only buy if organic and the top 15 fruit and veg that are the lowest in toxic pesticides. 

The Dirty Dozen (advised to buy organic only)
1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Strawberries
4. Peaches
5. Spinach
6. Nectarines
7. Grapes
8. Sweet bell peppers
9. Potatoes
10. Blueberries
11. Lettuce
12. Kale

The Clean 15 (lowest in toxic pesticide)
1. Onions
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Asparagus
6. Sweet peas
7. Mangoes
8. Eggplant
9. Cantaloupe
10. Kiwifruit
11. Cabbage
12. Watermelon
13. Sweet potatoes
14. Grapefruit
15. Mushrooms

Consuming foods from the clean 15 will lower your pesticide exposure by cont...

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