Hey Ann: Tell us more about Organic vs. Non-Organic

Q:  How do pesticides affect our bodies from the foods we eat?

A:  Non-organic, chemical and GMO-intensive foods are the number one cause of deteriorating public health among adults and children.  These health issues include obesity, diabetes, cancer, antibiotic resistant infections and heart disease.  Organic foods, by contrast, especially raw fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy oils and grass-fed meat and animal products; are safer, healthier and more sustainable than the chemically-intensive, genetically-engineered, and highly-processed (laced with sugar, salt and unhealthy fats) junk foods that make up the bulk of the U.S. diet.

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Below I have listed 10 foods you should always buy organic because of the exposure to pesticides when you purchase non-organic.

10 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic
1. Apples

2. Peaches

3. Nectarines

4. Strawberries

5. Grapes

6. Celery

7. Spinach

8. Bell Peppers

9. Cucumbers

10. Cherry Tomatoes

On the other hand, here are some foods that you don’t need to buy organic: avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cauliflower, cantaloupe, cabbage, kiwi, grapefruit, eggplant, frozen sweet peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, sweet potatoes

Your body will thank you for making these food-buying decisions.

In addition, here are a few great recipes: 




Here’s to a happy and healthy summer!

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