You Should Definitely Buy Organic Versions Of These Foods

Eating organic is a decision we have all struggled to make before. We all know it’s better for you to eat organic, but it comes at a price. While sometimes the organic version of a food is relatively similar to the cost of its non-organic counterpart, sometimes it’s way more expensive.

And I mean, so much more expensive you wonder: who ACTUALLY can afford that? Eating organic is an effort many people are conscious of making as it’s essential to fuel your body with healthy and clean food.

If you are someone who wants to eat organic but can’t always afford it- the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” lists will be your best friend. These lists basically tell you what foods you should try always to get organic, and which foods you can save yourself a pretty penny on and get non-organic.

The “Dirty Dozen” or the foods you should buy organic
Strawberries
Spinach
Kale
Nectarines
Apples
Grapes
Peaches
Cherries
Pears
Tomatoes
Celery
Potatoes

The “Clean 15” or the foods you don’t have to buy organic
Avocados
Sweet corn
Pineapples
Sweet peas (frozen)
Onions
Papayas
Eggplants
Asparagus
Kiwis
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Cantaloupes
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Honeydew

If you look at the lists, you’ll probably notice that most foods on the “Clean 15” have a skin while most on the “Dirty Dozen” do not. This is because it’s believed the skin provides a barrier from pesticides and so they do not have to be bought organic. So, if you’re on the fence about something that is not on these lists, use that as a reference point. Happy shopping!