Going Toxin Free: Your Guide To Buying Organic Food

Buying organic has become a movement, and for a good reason. For instance, certain produce items like grapes, lettuce and blueberries are on the Dirty Dozen List of foods loaded with chemicals and pesticides. Here is your guide to understanding organic food: The Benefits of Buying Organic  We all know that organic bananas can rack up our grocery bill, while regular bananas will hardly break the bank. So why put our extra cash into organic produce? Well, organic foods are grown without the laundry list of toxic chemicals that many conventionally grown foods are. You can trust that your organic bananas will be sprayed with fewer pesticides (which cause inflammation, immune disorders and allergies) and were grown in a more sustainable environment. The Misconceptions About Buying Organic Organic is a term that doesn't mean pesticide-free. It can mean fewer pesticides, but the label of  "organic" is pretty loosely defined. Overall, organic crops will contain less toxicity and will be an investment in cleaner farming, but likely will not be free of chemicals. Organic Foods Can Still Make You Fat A lot of people think they can lose weight by switching to organic foods. But whether you are eating chemical-laden calories or natural calories, they all count. The Best Way To Shop  Buying locally grown fruits, veggies and meats is the best way to shop smarter. If you're willing to pay a higher price, then pay it towards your community's economy. You can also get more information about where your food comes from and the processes the farmer uses, instead of relying on what a label says. What are your thoughts? Do you buy organic? For ways to creatively use your organic haul, check out the BodyRock Meal Plan! Source: Elite Daily

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