BENEFITS OF EATING ORGANIC FOOD

We’ve written on several occasions about the benefits of eating organic food. However, some food that is labeled “organic” doesn’t have significant benefits. A banana for example, in which you never eat the skin, does not need to be organic.


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The following food labels might be helpful

"100% organic"
– All ingredients must be certified organic.

"Organic"
– The food has at least 95% certified organic ingredients.

"Made with organic ingredients"
– The food has at least 70% certified organic ingredients.

If you were to pick just 17 things to eat organically, choose these.

Peaches
Apples
Sweet bell peppers
Celery
Nectarines
Strawberries
Cherries
Pears
Grapes
Spinach
Lettuce
Potatoes
Carrots
Milk – free of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH)
Beef – no unnecessary antibiotics or growth hormones
Peanut butter
Baby foods

On the other hand, you can buy these conventional or local products without the expense of going organic.

Broccoli

Cabbage
Bananas
Kiwifruit
Pineapple
Peas
Asparagus
Corn
Avocados
Onions

Print this list and bring it with you when you go grocery shopping.