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What is important to buy organic?

This is a common question from patients.  I often hear, "I cannot afford to buy all organic food, so what are the most important organic foods to purchase? 

Rating high on the list are foods that contain proteins and fats.  This is because animals store toxins, pesticides, drugs in their adipose tissue or fat tissue.  It is important to choose your meats wisely.  

Confused about what fruits and vegetables to buy organic?  The foods that have a very porous skin, making it harder to wash away pesticides, are important to choose organic.  Below is a list of foods that you should always buy organic:

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Kale
  9. Lettuce
  10. Grapes
  11. Carrots
  12. Pears

Print this list and keep it in your wallet for your next grocery store visit!

Be Well,

Alison