Is it worth the extra cost to buy organic? con't.
THE DIRTY DOZEN
If you'd like to incorporate more organic food into your diet, spend your money where it counts. The following fruits and vegetables
typically contain the highest pesticide levels when grown conventionally, according to the Environmental Working Group, which makes
them a good place to start if you want to go organic. Wash all produce well before eating it, whether it's organic or not.
- Bell peppers
- Grapes (imported)
THE CLEAN 15
The following are fruits and vegetables that have been found to have the lowest levels of pesticides when grown conventionally. If you're
budget-conscious, it may be less important to buy these organic.
- Peas (sweet)
- Corn (sweet)
- sweet potatoes
ORGANIC VS. NATURAL
Foods labeled "natural" aren't necessarily organically grown. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, foods labeled
"natural" do not contain synthetic or artificial ingredients. They are minimally processed, but animals may be given antibiotics or
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