Why is eating organic so important you ask? Because our food is loaded with pesticides! The part that you don't hear enough about is that these pesticides are not only killing the obvious bugs, but they're also killing the bugs inside our body, known as the microbiome. The microbiome has a massive impact on the way we eat, think, and feel. Ever wonder why you crave sugar or are depressed for no reason? They call the gut our second brain for a reason! I could go on and on about the importance of eating organic but instead I'll leave you with this.
The dirty dozen and clean fifteen. The dirty dozen are the foods that should be organic at all costs! They are heavily sprayed and retain the chemicals. While I don't condone eating non-organic, the clean 15 are the ones that when in a pinch, you can eat non-organic. Again, I don't necessarily agree with eating anything that isn't organic, but I also think it's important to know what is an absolute must. In addition, the more we support organic farming with our dollar, the more profitable organic farming will be, the more farmers will want to do it! Count your vote with your dollar and choose organic.
The Dirty Dozen
Strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery, potatoes, & hot peppers
The Clean 15
Avocados, sweet corn, pineapple, onions, papaya, sweet peas frozen, eggplant, asparagus, cauliflower, cantaloupe, broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, honeydew melon, & kiwi