We all want to serve our family the best we can afford. That’s why there is such an interest in organically grown foods. Organic farmers do not use synthetic pesticides and typically do not give animals the usual cocktail of chemicals (hormones or antibiotics) that traditional farmers do. But as all foods are different, some naturally need less pesticides or growing methods give little exposure to unwanted chemicals. So you don’t have to buy everything organic.
To make things easier, I scoured the web for all the “dirty” foods – and the ones that are relatively clean. If it’s not on the list, you can consider it a toss-up. We’ve also included labels you may see on foods to let you know exactly what they mean. Meats, for example, may not be fully organic but buying hormone or anti-biotic free versions are a step up from traditional meats.
Whether you buy organic or not, make sure you wash produce first – the traditionally farmed foods to remove pesticide residue and the organic foods to wash away dirt and bugs! DOWNLOAD the list by clicking on the image below – or click this link: http://yofreesamples.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/yoFreeSamples_Organic_Grocery_Guide.pdf. Print or keep it on your phone as a handy reference when you’re out shopping.