1. There are 12 fruits/vegetables that contain the most pesticides. They call these the "Dirty Dozen". If you are interested in eating an organic diet, this is the best place to start by making this produce organic:
■Sweet Bell Peppers
2. Here is the list of the fruits/vegetables that contain the least amount of chemicals that you don't necessarily need to eat organic:
■Sweet Corn (Frozen)
■Sweet Peas (Frozen)
3. Just because a food is organic does not mean that it is necessarily healthy. For example, you can eat an organic candy bar and many think that it is better for them. The calories, fat, sugars, etc. are the same as in a non organic product. Don't be fooled by a product just because it has the label organic on it! Read the label for nutritional information before you assume that it is healthy.
4. Do I eat an organic diet?
No! I eat a few foods that are organic if they are on sale. Some common produce that is the same price as non organic are mushrooms, carrots, celery, and romaine lettuce. Whenever these items are on sale, I figure why not get the organic product over a non organic one.
I have nothing against eating an organic diet but moneywise, it is not something that I am interested in doing. I just try to eat a balanced diet with whole grains, low fat protein, vegetables, dairy, and fruits.
Do you eat an organic diet?