Organic fruit and veg is big business. We automatically think because something is organic that it’s naturally better for us.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never really worried that much about whether I buy organic or not. So long as I was getting my daily quota of fruit and veg in and they haven’t travelled halfway across the world to my plate – I was happy. However, in the past 6 months, I’ve been making a huge effort to buy organic as much as I possibly can.
The other word we also associate with organic is of course expensive. Yet we think nothing to upgrading our phones to the latest model or going on nice holidays or even putting an extra £20 of fuel in our car. Maybe spending a few extra £’s on apples is a better way to spend our money?
Giving our own bodies better fuel? Not to mention the fact we live in this toxic environment: pollution, mobiles attached to our ears all day, wi-fi signals whizzing around us – maybe that £3 organic apple could help negate some of the toxicity we are taking in elsewhere?
But it’s good to know that there are certain foods that you don’t really need to buy organic. Dr Andrew Weil has published a great list on his website – of 12 foods you really don’t need to buy organic…
- Sweet peas
- Sweetcorn (frozen)
And here are 4 more foods to add to that list:
But on the flip side, there are two great reasons to buy organic: fewer pesticides and more nutrients. Here are 15 foods that you REALLY need to buy organic (no exceptions).
Maybe if we create more demand for organic fruits and vegetables the price will come down? What do you think? Do you buy organic? Is there a reason why you do/don’t? Share your views below…