Although I believe it’s best to purchase organic whenever it’s available, that’s not always an option. Organic food can be expensive. So, if you are tight on money keep this list with you of food that you should buy organic.
These produce have been found to have the most pesticide residue. Definitely buy these organic or alternate organic and non-organic. That way you are not constantly consuming the same pesticides. You will also find a list of foods commonly genetically modified. Don’t miss the free list you can print out and keep in your wallet!
- Sweet Bell Pepper
- Leafy Greens
- Green Beans
Eating organic not only protects you from ingesting pesticides it’s also currently the only way to know if a food is free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). Hopefully that will change soon with Proposition 37. For now, watch out for these common foods that are very likely to be Genetically Modified.
These ingredients usually contain corn: fructose, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, monosodium glutamate, confectioner’s sugar, corn flour, corn fructose, corn meal, corn oil, corn syrup, dextrin and dextrose, lactic acid, malt, mono- and diglycerides, sorbitol, and starch, some vitamins. *Baking powder usually contains cornstarch.
These ingredients usually contain soy: texturized vegetable protein, carob, emulsifiers, natural flavors, shoyu, soy beverages, soy flour, soy lecithin, soy miso, soy protein concentrate or isolate, soy sauce, soybean oil, stabilizer, bulking agents, tamari, tempeh, vegetable broth, guar gum, and vegetable gum.