Health: Organic Vs. Non-Organic; What You Should & Shouldn’t Eat

Fruits and Veggies


There has been a lot of buzz about the importance of organic foods lately, and with good reason. Most fruits and vegetables are laden with pesticides, which are toxic to the human body.

When eating foods heavily sprayed with pesticides you are ingesting chemicals which are linked to numerous health problems including cancer, hormone disruption and brain toxicity.


It truly isn’t right that not everyone can afford to eat organic, have access to the best possible food and nutrition for their body. But there are some foods worse than others so if you can choose organic with certain foods, you are at least gaining benefit that way.

The following are the 10 worst offenders, containing the most amount of pesticides. Please try to consume only organic with the following:

  1. Apples
  2. Potatoes
  3. Strawberries
  4. Grapes
  5. Celery
  6. Cherry tomatoes
  7. Cucumbers
  8. Sweet bell peppers
  9. Spinach
  10. Kale

These 10 fruits and veggies do still contain pesticides but a much lesser amount:

  1. Avocados
  2. Pineapples
  3. Asparagus
  4. Grapefruit
  5. Cauliflower
  6. Onions
  7. Kiwi
  8. Mangos
  9. Sweet potatoes
  10. Broccoli


Always be sure to thoroughly wash fruits and veggies, and note that pesticide levels typically diminish when food is cooked.

The best way to vote for our food choices is with our wallets. The more we choose organic, the more will be produced and prices will eventually drop. It’s tough to be perfect, but at least be sure to choose organic where it counts most.



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