· By Suja Juice
8 Foods to Buy Organic and WHY
Recent studies have found that organic fruits, vegetables, and grains contained higher levels of antioxidant and lower levels of pesticides compared to the same conventionally-grown food. But even with increased nutrition factored into the equation, purchasing organic food can be expensive and not feasible for everyone all the time. If you have to make the choice (most of us do!) we recommend you always buy these 8 foods organic: (1) Beef WHY: The hormones and medications fed to conventionally raised animals to fight disease and speed growth end up in our bodies! (2) Strawberries WHY:Organic strawberries provide greater concentrations of ascorbic acid. (3) Apple WHY: Pesticides accumulate on the peel, putting apples at the top of the organic foods priority list. (2) Spinach A USDA study found 58 pesticide residues are usually contained in spinach. (2) Milk WHY: Organic milk offers higher levels of Omega 3-s. (2) Kale WHY: Conventional kale is often sprayed with more than 20 kinds of pesticides before being tossed in our salads. (2) Potatoes WHY: The USDA discovered 81 percent of potatoes tested in 2006 contained pesticides even after being washed and peeled! (2) Peaches WHY: This juicy fruit is high on the list of tree fruits for being the most susceptible to pesticide residue. (2) Cheers, Suja Juice
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