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When You Should Eat Organic Foods

March 05, 2011

When you eat organic food, you ingest fewer pesticides. You are also protecting the environment.

Research shows that some organic food is more nutritious.  Organic fruits and vegetables have 25% higher levels of many nutrients than conventional produce.

However, organic produce can be 20% more expensive than conventional. Organic meats and dairy products might be three times the cost of conventional items.

Cut the cost of eating organic foods by:

Buying in-season produce, which is plentiful and often cheaper at your local farmer’s market.

Selectively buy the produce that absorbs the most pesticide if not organic, like berries, which soak up more pesticides than other fruit. You don’t really need organic bananas since they’re protected by a peel.

Buy organic for the foods you eat most often.
 

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding:

Getting plenty of omega-3 fats, like those from fatty fish and walnuts.  Breastfeeding can protect the fetus’ brain development from toxins.  Some fish are high in contaminants, like mercury or PCBs, that can harm child development. Select safer seafoods, such as shrimp, canned light tuna, and salmon.

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