Need More Proof?

In order to make a change in behavior, we need to know why.  …and it usually needs to be pretty important.  Well, this is important.  Your body can only tolerate so much toxicity.  If you’re not already eating organic (and I don’t know how to say this more politely) you need to wake up and look at the facts!

new study “found that while conventional and organic vegetables oftentimes offer similar levels of many nutrients, organic foods have fewer pesticide residues. They also have on average 48 percent lower levels of cadmium, a toxic metal and a known carcinogen—a clear bonus, if you ask me.

One key nutritional difference between conventional and organics however, is their antioxidant content. According to the featured findings, organic fruits and vegetables can contain anywhere from 18-69 percent more antioxidants than conventionally-grown varieties…

Many of these compounds have previously been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers, in dietary intervention and epidemiological studies.

Additionally, the frequency of occurrence of pesticide residues was found to be four times higher in conventional cropsSignificant differences were also detected for some other (e.g. minerals and vitamins) compounds.”

So, start buying the organic version of the foods on the “Dirty Dozen” and then graduate by checking out the full list.  Download the “Dirty Dozen” App for your phone — it’s free (looks like a little shopping cart), a handy reminder when shopping, and also contains the “Clean Fifteen” as well as the full list.

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide Video  (less than one minute)

Watch this if you have children!  (2 minutes, 7 seconds)

EWG’s Executive Summary Article

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