8 Foods to Buy Organic and WHY

August 7, 2014
In 1-Day Renewal, Nutrition

eight best organic food to buy and the reasons behind the foodRecent studies have found that organic fruits, vegetables, and grains contained higher levels of antioxidant 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: (1)

WHY: The hormones and medications fed to conventionally raised animals to fight disease and speed growth end up in our bodies! (2)

WHY:Organic strawberries provide greater concentrations of ascorbic acid. (3)

WHY: Pesticides accumulate on the peel, putting apples at the top of the organic foods priority list. (2)

A USDA study found 58 pesticide residues are usually contained in spinach. (2)

WHY: Organic milk offers higher levels of Omega 3-s. (2)

WHY: Conventional kale is often sprayed with more than 20 kinds of pesticides before being tossed in our salads. (2)

WHY: The USDA discovered 81 percent of potatoes tested in 2006 contained pesticides even after being washed and peeled! (2)

WHY: This juicy fruit is high on the list of tree fruits for being the most susceptible to pesticide residue. (2)


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  1. Lawrence, Robinson. “Are Organic Foods Right for You?” Understanding the Benefits of Organic Food and the Risks of GMOs and Pesticides. HelpGuide.org, 1 Aug. 2015. Web. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/organic-foods.htm
  2. “7 Best Foods to Buy Organic.” The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 13 Oct. 2013. Web. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/builtlean/best-food-to-buy-organic_b_3779168.html.
  3. What’s New and Beneficial About Strawberries. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=32
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Sam led Suja’s social media management efforts since the company began in 2012 through 2015. She has a passion for fitness and nutrition, is an avid juicer, runner and devoted yogi, not to mention a digital and social marketing guru. She currently lives in New York City with her beloved dog Toby.