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What Foods Are Most Important To Buy Organic?

Yes, it would be wonderful if we call could buy all of our groceries organic. But for most of us that is not possible. Although I would love to be able to do it myself at this time that is just not realistic. So I have done a lot of reading and researching and have come up with a list of what I believe are the most important items to buy organic.

1. Peaches: They are sprayed regularly with multiple pesticides and you eat the skin so there is no layer protecting you from the pesticides that have been sprayed on the peach.

2. Apples: For the same reason as peaches.

3. Bell Peppers: The skin on a bell pepper is not very think so there is not much of a barrier agaist the pesticides/insecticides which are heavily sprayed on these peppers.

4. Celery: Celery has not skin to protect from the chemicals that are sprayed on it which makes it almost impossible to wash the chemicals offs.

5. Nectarines: On Nectarines tested there were 26 different types of pesticides found on them. YUCK!

6. Strawberries: If you do not buy strawberries in season chances are they have been imported. In some other countries there are no regulations or very few regulations on the use of chemicals and pesticides.

7. Leafy Greens: They are frequently contaminated with with what is considered the most potent pesticide used on foods.

8. Meat: Meat can be full of growth hormones, antibiotics, and is fed food full of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

9. Milk: Well milk comes from cows that are given growth hormones and anitbiotics, and are fed food full of pesticides and grown with chemical fertilizers.

10. Coffee: A lot of the coffee we buy in the grocery store is imported and in some of the countries it is imported from they do not regulate the use of chemicals and pesticides used on food products.

So that is the list I can up with from my research. If we can just start there we will reduced the amount of poisons we are putting into our bodies and that seems like a good thing to me.

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