12 Foods to ALWAYS Buy Organic

12 foods to always buy organic showing strawberries, spinach, eggs, grapes, peanut butter, apples, celery, milk, beef, peaches, potatoes, and peppers
Going organic isn't just a fad. Choosing organic means you're opting for food produced without harmful chemicals and promoting the well-being of both yourself and the environment. However it can be very daunting, and unrealistic to go fully organic. We suggest starting with these 12 most heavily pesticide and fungicide-laden foods:
  1. Strawberries: Conventional strawberries are often saturated with pesticides, making them one of the most contaminated fruits. Opting for organic strawberries ensures you avoid ingesting harmful chemicals.
  2. Spinach: Spinach tends to retain pesticide residues due to its large surface area. Opting for organic spinach reduces your exposure to these harmful chemicals.
  3. Eggs: Conventionally raised hens may be given antibiotics and hormones, and they're often confined in overcrowded conditions. Choosing organic eggs ensures you're consuming eggs from hens raised in more humane conditions and without the use of antibiotics or hormones.
  4. Grapes: Grapes, especially imported varieties, are frequently treated with pesticides. Opting for organic grapes reduces your exposure to these chemicals.
  5. Peanut Butter: According to the USDA Pesticide Data Program, there are eight pesticides commonly found in traditional peanut butter. Our Naked Organic Peanut Butter is pesticide and fungus-free. 
  6. Apples: Similar to strawberries, conventional apples may harbor pesticide residues on their skin. Opting for organic apples can minimize your exposure to these potentially harmful substances.
  7. Celery: Celery is often treated with pesticides, making organic celery a better option for reducing pesticide exposure.
  8. Milk: Non-organic milk may contain traces of antibiotics and synthetic hormones used in conventional dairy farming. Opting for organic milk ensures you're not consuming these harmful substances.
  9. Beef: Conventionally raised cattle are often treated with antibiotics and hormones. Choosing organic beef ensures you're consuming meat from animals raised without these additives, promoting both animal welfare and your health.
  10. Peaches: Peaches (and nectarines) have delicate skin that readily absorbs pesticides. Opting for organic peaches can help you avoid ingesting these harmful substances.
  11. Potatoes: Potatoes can absorb pesticides through their skin, making organic varieties a preferable choice to avoid consuming these chemicals.
  12. Bell Peppers: Bell peppers are commonly sprayed with pesticides, so choosing organic options can help minimize your pesticide intake.

 

By opting for organic options for these 12 foods, you're not only protecting your health but also supporting sustainable agricultural practices. Make the switch to organic whenever possible to enjoy the benefits of a healthier, more sustainable food system!

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