The Dirty Dozen: Foods You Should Always Buy Organic ...


We all know the importance of eating fresh produce, but with so many options out there, how do we know which foods to buy organic and which foods we can save our cash on? Well thanks so the Environmental Working’s Group’s 2014 Dirty Dozen list, we can be certain of which foods contain the most pesticides, exposing both ourselves and our families to potentially harmful chemicals, and therefore, foods that we should always buy organic. Pesticides present real health risks, particularly to children and those with health concerns, and can include disruptions in the normal functioning of the nervous and endocrine system, as well as an increased risk of cancer. Check out the list below for the 12 foods to buy organic, always.

1. Apples


Apples have consistently ranked near the top of the annual dirty dozen list, and should definitely be one of the foods to buy organic, always. With more than 40 different pesticides detected on apples, it's no wonder that apples rank so high. This is because fungus and insect threats prompt farmers to spray various chemicals on their orchards. Not surprisingly, pesticide residue is also found in apple juice and apple sauce, making all apple products an organic staple.

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