8 Foods to Buy Organic and WHY

Recent studies have found that organic fruits, vegetables, and grains contained higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides compared to the same conventionally-grown food. But even with increased nutrition factored into the equation, purchasing organic food can be expensive and not feasible for everyone all the time.  If you have to make the choice(most of us do!) we recommend you always buy these 8 foods organic: 

eight best organic food to buy and the reasons behind the food

Beef
WHY: The hormones and medications fed to conventionally raised animals to fight disease and speed growth end up in our bodies!

Strawberries
WHY:Organic strawberries provide greater concentrations of ascorbic acid.

Apple
WHY: Pesticides accumulate on the peel, putting apples at the top of the organic foods priority list.

Spinach: A USDA study found 58 pesticide residues are usually contained in spinach.

Milk
WHY: Organic milk offers higher levels of Omega 3-s.

Kale
WHY: Conventional kale is often sprayed with more than 20 kinds of pesticides before being tossed in our salads.

Potatoes
WHY: The USDA discovered 81 percent of potatoes tested in 2006 contained pesticides even after being washed and peeled!

Peaches:
WHY: This juicy fruit is high on the list of tree fruits for being the most susceptible to pesticide residue.

Cheers,

Suja Juice

Sam Swensen

Sam Swensen

Sam has been leading Suja’s social media efforts since the company began in 2012. Her passion for fitness and nutrition has been key to her role as Suja’s online voice. An avid juicer, runner and devoted yogi, Sam embodies the Suja lifestyle and infuses her knowledge and experiences into all of Suja’s social platforms.