Organic is healthier, but also comes at a higher price compared to commercially-farmed food. Going organic however is possible, with strategy:
Simply by switch to organic when shopping for the foods you eat the most.
- Milk – organic is better. Consuming milk regularly and in large quantities is essential to maintain a healthy body but you don’t want any nasty chemicals, anti-biotics and pesticides in your milk.
One recent United States Department of Agriculture survey found certain pesticides in about 30 percent of conventional milk samples and low levels in only one organic sample. The level is relatively low compared to some other foods, but many kids consume milk in large quantities.
- Apples – apples are a most commonly eaten fruit and one of the most pesticide-contaminated at the same time.
- Potatoes – the basis of our modern diet and make up around 30% of our vegetable consumption. Commercially-farmed potatoes are some of the most pesticide-contaminated vegetables.
Relatively safe non-organic choices are vegetables such as broccoli, onions and asparagus, as well as foods with peels such as oranges, avocados or bananas.