Monday, March 28, 2011

5 Surprising Things You Don't Have to Buy Organic

"You're pretty safe with fruits and vegetables like avocados,
which have a thick skin that you don't eat. Just remember to wash
the peel before cutting them.
Chickens as a rule are not given growth hormones, and research shows
that factory eggs don't have higher quantities of contaminants than organic
Frozen foods in plastic bags are ok as long as you're not boiling the
food in the bag, the chance of ingesting harmful chemicals from these is
Even when you are using spices liberally, you're consuming such small
amounts of each that the risk is minimal.
While there's no question that organic cotton clothing is excellent
for the environment, the benefits it has on your personal health are
unclear- it's unlikely that pesticides remain in clothing in quantities
large enough to seep into our bodies. The one possible exception is
clothing treated with flame retardants (the label will tell you if that's
the case)."

-Health Magazine April 2011