According to my chiropractor, Dr. Ashley Bourne, some fruits and vegetables are more important to buy organic than others because of the higher pesticide load that some conventionally grown foods carry. This is the breakdown, according to his research:

Best to Buy Organic:

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Lettuce
  • Grapes (imported)
  • Pears
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes

Foods You Don’t Have to Buy Organic:

  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Cabbage
  • Banana
  • Kiwi
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet peas (frozen)
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Sweet corn (frozen)
  • Avocado
  • Onion

I am definitely not to the point yet where I am able to locate and buy organic all the items recommended, but this list gives me a goal to work toward. Recently, Dr. Bourne told me that he has information about a local farmer who is interested in forming an organic coop with interested health food consumers. When I get that information, I’ll pass it along to you.

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2 Comments on Best Foods to Buy Organic…or Not

  1. Kathy says:

    That’s so cool!

  2. Ryan says:

    Awesome list, I’ll take this one shopping with me!

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