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7 Good Reasons to go Organic!

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The National Organic Program administers the O...

The National Organic Program administers the Organic Seal to products that meet the requirements. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article lists the reasons organic is good for you. We speak a lot about organic and plant-based foods in this BLOG. They are important to normal health. Sure you know a ninety year old that doesn’t eat organic and only eats meat and potatoes. The truth is if we put 100 of these people in a study most would develop health issues and some serious ones like cancer or heart disease. Just like smoking, we all know someone or heard of someone that smoked to their 90’s but the simple fact is smoking causes cancer.

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The Dirty Dozen

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Green, yellow and red bell peppers from the ca...

Green, yellow and red bell peppers from the capsicum annuum plant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not the movie but the top 12 foods with the largest pesticide footprint. The author says people that switch these 12 items to organic versions can reduce their toxins by 80%. Some of these are shocking. We don’t even think about them. The dirty dozen are:

a) Apples
b) Celery
c) Strawberries
d) Peaches
e) Spinach
f) Nectarines (imported)
g) Grapes
h) Sweet Bell Peppers
i) Potatoes
j) Blueberries
k) Lettuce
l) Kale/Collard Greens
m) Others include:
i) Fatty Meats
ii) Milk
iii) Coffee
iv) Wine
v) Chocolate