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RV Healthy: Organic or Not ?

 

Organic vs. Non-Organic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When to choose organic vs. not? There are definitely things that need to be considered and there are definite foods you should pay extra for organic

  • Fruit : Apples are currently in the top running category for the most polluted. 98% of the conventional apples contain residue of pesticides.
  • Vegetables – Celery is the top vegetable that has been found to contain pesticides. In addition to celery, spinach, bell peppers, lettuce and potatoes.
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  • Salmon: Try to buy Wild Salmon and not Farmed Salmon.
  • Milk: Buy organic or milk that cows are not treated with rBST’s
  • Ground Beef: It’s good to buy your ground beef at a local meat market or from local producers that don’t use national processing plants.
  • Canned Tomatoes: Buy organic or BPA Free Tomatoes.
  • Chicken: Salmonella was found in approximately 39% of birds raised conventionally vs. only about 6% raised organically.
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ORGANIC VS NON ORGANIC……….THAT IS THE QUESTION!

When to choose organic vs. not? There are definitely things that need to be considered and there are definite foods you should pay extra for organic.

Fruit – Apples are currently in the top running category for the most polluted. 98% of the conventional apples contain residue of pesticides.
Apples, peaches, nectarines, pears, cherries, strawberries, grapes and raspberries.

Vegetables – Celery is the top vegetable that has been found to contain pesticides. In addition to celery, spinach, bell peppers, lettuce and potatoes.

Salmon – You should try to buy Wild Salmon and not Farmed Salmon. Farmed Salmon can be somewhat cheaper, but have been linked to high levels of PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyl’s) and antibiotics. PCS’s have been linked to neurological disorders, cancer and endocrine disorders.
Canned or Frozen Wild Salmon is an alternative that can be cheaper.

Milk – Same with the salmon above, you should buy organic or milk that cows are not treated with rBST’s (Bovine Somatotropin) – it’s used to increase mild production and actually banned in Europe and Canada. The American Cancer Society is not clear whether it causes cancer, but does say it causes health concerns in the cows.
So buy organic milk or look at the labels.

Ground Beef – Pink Slime was a big discussion a few months ago and it has been reported that nearly 70% of ground beef in the nation contains it. Even though the USDA says it’s safe to eat, it does cause most of us to be sick when thinking about it in our hamburgers.
For this reason, it’s good to buy your ground beef at a local meat market or from local producers that don’t use national processing plants.

Canned Tomatoes – Most canned tomatoes contain BPA (Bisphenol A) and are controversial due to its potential negative health effects. Many campaign against its use when pregnant and for small babies and studies have linked it to heart disease and adult diabetes.
Buy organic or BPA Free Tomatoes.

Chicken – Salmonella is the most common concern and is so common in raw chicken that the government assumes it’s there and treats for it. You should definitely avoid cross-contamination and cook your meat accordingly.
Salmonella was found in approximately 39% of birds raised conventionally vs. only about 6% raised organically.