organic vs. conventional foods

Organic Vs. Non Organic

So you have probably heard me harp about the importance of consuming organic food through my articles and posts.  I am assuming that most of you do choose organic where possible as you are aware that organic foods contain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, nutrients and enzymes than conventional foods simply because the soil within which organic foods are grown has not been treated with chemicals and pesticides, not to mention the plants themselves are cared for in ways that are non-toxic. 

Nutrients such as selenium, follate, zinc etc are found in exceedingly higher quantities in organic foods and although these foods can be crazy expensive, it is definitely worth splurging on them wherever possible.

Again, I am not asking you to spend $12 on an organic cauliflower (as I was recently charged at a local market) but to make wise food choices toward organic when you are able to.

Below is the new dirty dozen list of foods that are highly contaminated, so if you are unable to purchase organic for all of your food at least try to consider picking up organic varieties of these foods:

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Strawberries
  4. Peaches
  5. Spinach
  6. Nectarines
  7. Grapes
  8. Sweet Bell Peppers
  9. Potatoes
  10. Blueberries
  11. Lettuce
  12. Kale
Organic Vs. Conventional Chart

To give you an idea of the difference between some organic and conventional foods, I have attached a chart which displays the actual mineral content of a few popular vegetables.

Pretty astounding right?