We all want to eat what is healthy for us. However, eating healthfully and eating for a healthy weight may not be in the same ballpark. An organic cookie is still a cookie. When choosing to eat healthy or organic do not forget about moderation and portion size!
Here are some tips on eating organic.
To be cost effective:
- Try buying the store brands versus name brands of organic products
- Start with the products that you consume most often
- Check out your local farmer’s markets. What’s in season is always more cost effective and has better quality nutrients and taste.
- Choose to buy organic for produce that carry more pesticides and for dairy or protein products. You cannot wash those items.
Here is the list of the worst (#1) to the best (#43). The worst meaning it contains the most pesticide residue after washing in conventional farming.
3. Sweet Bell Peppers
9. Imported Grapes
14. Green Beans
15. Hot Peppers
19. Grapes- Domestic
25. Honeydew Melon
27. Sweet Potatoes
29. Winter Squash
37. Sweet Peas – frozen
41. Sweet corn – frozen