To Buy Organic or Not To Buy Organic, That is the Question
There’s recently been a lot of
commotion surrounding organic goods. You walk down the grocery aisle and nearly
every single item has an organic counterpart that is about twice the price of
the non-organic option. Despite your good intentions, you probably cannot
afford to buy everything organic. The question is, then, which goods are worth
buying organic and which are not so important? Here is a list of the top five
goods that you don’t necessarily need to buy the organic version of:
- Since avocados have a thick skin
that you don’t eat, they’re among the top choices of what NOT to purchase
organic. Before cutting into an avocado just remember to wash the peel and
you should be all set. Foods such as watermelons and cantaloupes would
also fall under this “thick skinned” category.
EGGS – Though chicken eggs are among the most popular items
to purchase organically, there is really no need. Chickens, as a rule, are
not given growth hormones, meaning there is little difference between
“normal” eggs and organic eggs. Research has also known that “normal”
factory eggs have no fewer contaminants than organic eggs, so why waste
FOOD IN PLASTIC BAGS – Many
people worry that chemicals will be leached into their fruits and
vegetables from the bag. This, however, is nearly impossible. As long as
you’re not planning on heating the contents of the bag, which increases
the likelihood of chemicals being leached, you should be fine.
SPICES – Even though spices may be susceptible to absorbing
chemical agents, you use such a small amount of spices in daily basis that
they really should not harm your health in any way.
CLOTHING – Though purchasing organic clothing is much better
for the environment, there is no real health benefit to the consumer. The
cotton may be sprinkled with pesticides, but the likelihood that there
will be enough pesticides to seep into your body is highly unlikely.
For more information on organic goods,
please visit health.com.