When you are standing in the produce aisle trying to decide whether or not to spend the extra dough on the more expensive organic produce there a few things you can take into consideration. The first question I ask myself is, "Is it really more expensive?" The answer seems obvious. Upon checking out, yes the bill for organics is higher. Down the road though, the doctor bills for sickness and disease can begin to add up. It is important to be aware of what we are putting into our bodies.
When it comes to produce there are a few things to consider. Some produce has higher levels of pesticides than others. Educating yourself about these differences will go a long way when it comes to your health. A great resource for finding out which fruits and veggies have the highest toxicity due to pesticides is http://www.foodnews.org/walletguide.php. You can even get an application for iphone so you have the list handy in the produce aisle!
This list is updated as necessary so check back often. It will also tell you produce can be eaten in the non-organic form.
Last updated on December 15, 2009 by Maria Rippo