By Noor H. Salem
Iâ€™m trying to let me kids eat healthier and Iâ€™m getting confused what I need to buy organic? Does everything with an organic label mean itâ€™s healthy? How about produce?
With our growing market and superstores, itâ€™s no surprise that it could get confusing when deciding what to put on your plate and what to keep on the store shelves. My first advice is, when it comes to packaged food if it says organic on the label donâ€™t easily fall for it. Many companies take advantage of the word â€œorganicâ€ â€œall naturalâ€ and â€œwhole grainâ€ etc. When shopping for fruits and vegetables many have heavy amounts of pesticides and chemicals, so youâ€™re better off purchasing organic. Below is the list of the dirty dozen, which are the top fruits and vegetables in terms of pesticide content. These pesticides should not be taken lightly and have been proven to cause cancer, disease, and issues with cell growth. My advice, buy these foods organic whenever you can. If you canâ€™t buy organic food because of the main complaint that they are cost, then peel your apples and potatoes, and remove the outer layers of lettuce and other greens.
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But my advice does not end with bad news. There has also been a list provided of the clean fifteen, the top fruits and vegetables you donâ€™t need to buy organic. These are mostly because we normally peel them in order to eat them, like bananas, watermelon and avocadoes. Unless youâ€™re eating the peel, you can definitely by these produce non-organic. So feel fairly comfortable buying and eating these without worrying about your health.