Organics are Cleaner, but Better?

strwhiPeople that buy organic will tell you, organic fruits and vegetables taste better—they’re right, they do—and clearly, these folks are willing to pay the extra cost, which can be as high as two to three times the price of conventional stuff.

But many organic foodies claim organic produce is more nutritious. On that, the jury is still out.

Some experts say there isn’t enough research to support the notion, but do acknowledge buying organic is more environmentally friendly.

Overall, the decision to go organic comes down to preference and—especially these days—budget, but an important thing to remember is not to over stress. If you can’t find organic don’t let it stop you from eating fruits and vegetables.

For reference, here’s list of the most contaminated fruits and vegetables, via the Environmental Working Group: apples, celery, cherries, imported grapes, lettuce, nectarines, peaches, pears, strawberries and sweet bell peppers.

What a bummer! I love peaches. But here’s tip. A doctor friend of mine said quickly dunking peaches in boiling water is a good way to clean them up.

Via Newswise.

Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese

Gerry is your typical yoga practicing, no pizza or meat eating Italian guy from New Jersey. Seriously, his family still isn't speaking to him. Professionally, Gerrys been Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD's blogger since 2005.