Why Try Organic
Eating more produce offers many health advantages. The one drawback is the exposure to pesticides used in conventional farming that some experts believe could potentially damage our bodies. According to the Environmental Working Group, a public health advocacy organization, you can lower your family’s pesticide exposure by almost 90 percent by avoiding the twelve conventionally-produced fruits and vegetables (known as the Dirty Dozen) in this slideshow and eating the least contaminated produce instead. However, you don’t want to avoid these foods entirely because they offer a wealth of nutrients.
If you’re concerned about the chemicals you and your child consume, but having a fridge filled with all-organic food is outside of your budget, you can try limiting your organic purchases to the twelve fruits and vegetables featured here. Plus, you’ll learn about their health benefits and get quick-prep ideas.