People always say, “I can’t buy organic – it’s too expensive!” However, there is a good reason for shelling out the extra cash for organic food: it’s without chemicals, fertilizers and added hormones, and thus is a much better fit for our bodies.
If you want to purchase organic but your wallet says otherwise, consider starting with organic fruits and vegetables.
The Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” are the 12 worst offenders for pesticides, and it’s worth the investment to find an organic alternative. Conversely, the “Clean Fifteen” are the least likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues, so you can save your cash and skip the splurge. Check out the list below, and go organic when it counts!
Sweet Bell Peppers
Sweet Peas (frozen)
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