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Organic Living

By New You Editorial
Posted On Aug 20, 2013

New You Health Tip: Save yourself a couple bucks with our organic vs. conventional advice.

We hear mixed reviews of buying organic food all the time, but going completely organic can be extremely pricey. There are several foods that are worth the expense but many that aren’t. These tips will help you make the right choices and cut down your grocery bill.

Produce

• Fruits and vegetables that can’t be peeled or where you eat the skin are coated with insect repellants. These substances have been linked to cancer, lung disease, birth defects, reproductive problems and more. Some fruits are coated in up to 48 pesticides!

• Money saver: Produce with a thick peel or rind are least likely to have pesticide residue so you can buy conventional avocados, bananas, eggplant, and mushrooms.

• Our advice: Buy unpeelable produce organic and produce with a thick skin conventional.

Animal Products

• Organically raised cows, chickens and pigs are not given any antibiotics and may be treated in more humane ways. Organically raised animals are grass fed while conventionally raised animals may be given growth enhancers to promote a faster weight gain.

• Our advice- Buy organic meat.

 

Eggs

• Supermarkets have about 6 different types of eggs to choose from, all pesticide free, making it hard to decide which to buy. But, organic eggs can be double or triple the price and have no nutritional advantage over conventional eggs.

• Our advice: Any egg depending on your budget