2 reasons to choose organic, and the 13 best foods to start with


Two reasons: nutrition & pesticides
(not the only 2 reasons, but these are a good motivational start for organic-newbies)

To me, the percentages from the studies below are fairly convincing.??

1. Nutrition: Milk is one good example
(from http://www.realage.com/tips/the-organic-product-with-more-nutrition)

“In the study, organic milk sported 39% more alpha-linolenic acid and 60% more conjugated linoleic acid than the conventional milk. Good stuff; research suggests that these healthy fats may help fight cancer and protect against type 2 diabetes. The milk from organically raised bovines also provided more vitamin E, beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.”

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Another article I just came across (and borrowed the above photo from):
Two Uncomplicated Reasons to Choose Organic Eggs and Milk
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mairi-beautyman/two-uncomplicated-reasons_b_107…

2. Pesticides: 12 Foods Where Organic Makes Sense
(from http://www.realage.com/tips/12-foods-where-organic-makes-sense)

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Avoiding the “dirty dozen” could dramatically cut your exposure to pesticides. What’s the dirty dozen, you ask? It’s a watch list of the 12 most pesticide-polluted fruits and veggies. Solution: Grab the organic versions. …going organic with these 12 fruits and veggies could cut your exposure to pesticides pesticides as much as 90%!

Fruits
????????? Peaches
????????? Nectarines
????????? Strawberries
????????? Cherries
????????? Apples
????????? Pears
????????? Imported grapes

Veggies
????????? Spinach
????????? Lettuce
????????? Potatoes
????????? Celery
????????? Sweet bell peppers

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