20 Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even If You’re On a Budget!)
Organic produce typically costs more than conventional because organic farming is more labor-intensive and part of this is because fewer pesticides are used. That said, avoiding chemical pesticides and hormones could help you to avoid damaging (and costly) future health problems. While experts are split on the safety of conventional foods and the benefits of organics, compelling research exists encouraging consumers to go organic. A 2012 Washington State University study demonstrated that environmental toxicants can have negative effects on not just an exposed animal but the next three generations of its offspring and a published 2006 study from Harvard researcher Dr. Alex Lu showed that in just five days of providing organic foods over conventional, removed pesticides from children's urine. How can you avoid putting toxic pesticides into your body? Buy organic foods whenever possible. If you are on a tight budget, you can prioritize your purchases based on this list.