What Foods to Buy Organic

English: A sign warning about pesticide exposure.
English: A sign warning about pesticide exposure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here’s a great list from Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple explaining what foods one should buy as organic for a person on a Paleo/Primal diet.
  1. Baby Foods – As babies are far more susceptible to pesticides, especially the endocrine disruptors.
  2. Full-Fat Dairy – If your still eating dairy and it’s not coming from grass-fed cows, at least eat from organic dairy cows who must graze on pasture at least 30% of the time.
  3. Beef – Organic meat cows must meet the same guidelines as organic dairy cows – pasture access during grazing season, 30% of calories from said pasture, and the feed will be neither genetically modified nor rich in pesticides.
  4. Chicken – The biggest concern is that the fat-soluble pesticides used to produce chicken feed transfer quite well to the chicken tissues that we end up eating.
  5. Eggs – The fat-soluble pesticides in chicken feed transfer to the egg yolks as well as the chicken tissues.
  6. Leafy Greens – Surface area, surface area, surface area – that’s a lot of pesticide exposure, especially if you’re eating your leafy greens on a regular basis.
  7. Berries – Not only are blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and other berries subjected to some of the heaviest pesticide loads, they’re also among the most antioxidant-rich of all fruits and vegetables.
  8. Apples – They are officially the dirtiest fruits out there, according to the Dirty Dozen folks.
  9. Anything on the Dirty Dozen that’s a staple – If your eating one any of the items regularly found on the Dirty Dozen list, it’s probably best to switch to organic.

Read the whole article: Top 9 Most Important Foods to Buy Organic | Mark’s Daily Apple.


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