Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tell Me What to Eat

If any of you are anything like me, I often ask myself..."Should I eat organic?"

Some research shows that organic foods (those grown without pesticides and antibiotics) are not nutritionally superior to those produced conventionally. But a University of California, Davis, study of organic berries and corn found that they contained 60 percent more antioxidants than their non-organic counterparts. Regardless, eating organic at least some of the time is a great way to minimize pesticide intake. According to the Environmental Working Group, here are the most and least pesticide-laden foods when grown conventionally.


Angie said...

That's good to know. Seems like it's best to buy organic when you're eating the peel or covering of the fruit.

Sparkiechic said...

Very interesting to know! I eat mostly everything on those lists--but try to wash the stuff really good. I tend to buy organic stuff when its on sale. I agree it's definetly better for you. Even Baylie eats organic food :)

Aeris said...

Did you know that all human embryos have gill pouches and tails?

It's crazy!

Aeris said...

PS~ not to mention eating organic is expen$ive!