Last Updated on March 10, 2010 by Jimson Lee
Remember that Gershwin song “It’s Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… Your Daddy’s rich… ”
It’s meant to be easy. But, do you feel that to live organic you need a rich daddy build into your equation? Not so. Sure, organic food is expensive. But note: your underemployed, free-lancing cousin living in Wells, BC or Weed, California can afford to go totally organic. And you can’t?
Organic is a choice. It’s a good choice.
It is said that children suffer more of the effects of pesticides than adults because their bodily systems are still developing. As well, children seem much less able to detoxify most pesticides compared to adults.
Skeptical? You can do a Google search below. Determine for yourself if pesticides are responsible for certain cancers, neurological problems, disruption of hormone functions, and early child development issues.
When you’ve determined you need to go organic, but are still hesitant because of cost, opt for this smart way easing you into the world of organics. Selectively switch to organics for foods that are highest in pesticides. Stay with the non-organic foods that have a lesser amounts of pesticides for a while.
My wife Astrid, who heads the World Healing blog, has a list of her own top 20 foods to buy organic:
- Bell Peppers (green, red, yellow)
- Brussels Sprouts
- Spinach and leafy greens including lettuce, kale, and chard
If you like this list, print this out and keep it in your wallet the next time you go shopping!
You’ll find that you start to make smarter food choices all around: when you need milk at 7 am Sunday morning and your local store doesn’t carry organics, rather than just buy traditional milk, try some delicious & easier-to-digest goat milk instead!
In my next article, I will list the top 20 antioxidant-rich foods.