Foods That Are Worth Buying Organic

An Organic Apple a Day: Apples are second only to bananas on our fruit shoppinglists, but most people don't know they can contain toxic pesticides and organophosphates, even when they're peeled. Choose organic apples as well as nectarines, peaches, pears, strawberries, cherries and imported grapes, as all these fruit are more vulnerable to pesticides.

Super Salads: Conventional lettuce has some of the highest levels of pesticides of any food. Choose fresh organic greens as a salad base, then slice in organic veggies to add color and vitamins. You'll benefit from almost an extra serving
of fruits and vegetables a day when you choose organic greens because organic has as much as 25 percent more antioxidants.

Daily Dairy Dose: Most women don't drink a lot of milk, but I know you're reaching for yogurt in the dairy case when you need a snack on the go. Organic yogurts don't contain added hormones and antibiotics and can have higher levels of omega-3s. Organic dairy products are not only good for our bodies - they can be much less damaging to the environment.

Organic Tomatos: The average American consumes about 90 pounds of tomatoes a year, mostly in sauces and catsup.
Organic tomatoes have significantly more lycopene, an antioxidant that may lower cancer and heart disease risks and may do other wonderful things

Red, Red Wine: Scientists were happy to discover the health benefits of drinking a moderate amount of red wine: the antioxidant in the skin of red grapes might help slow aging, prevent cancer and do other wonderful things. Organic wines can average about 32 percent more antioxidants and go splendidly with a nice organic marinara and organic salad.

Thanks to WebMD for this latest info!


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