Monday, January 16, 2012

Top Organic Foods to choose to EAT and How

It seems there is still a question of price when choosing food for many. And until we begin to put nutrition instead and ahead of today's modern medicine as the way to go, here is a list of foods that if you HAVE to buy organic - these be the ones. At the bottom of this list is a list that are OK by standards to eat, that, even though they are NOT organic, they are least likely to be treated with pesticides/herbicides and other chemical sprays/additives that are proven harmful to our bodies and our soils:

Environmental Working Groups' Organic List

Here's a reliable sources review of what to buy organic. Of course, it would be optimal if we could buy everything organic, but with soaring produce and food prices this list can help you pick and choose the organic produce that you should buy.
  1. (worst: highest pesticide load) Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Lettuce
  9. Grapes-imported
  10. Pears
  11. Spinach
  12. Potatoes
  13. Carrots
  14. Green Beans
  15. Hot Peppers
  16. Cucumbers
  17. Raspberries
  18. Plums
  19. Oranges
  20. Grapes-Domestic
  21. Cauliflower
  22. Tangerine
  23. Mushrooms
  24. Cantaloupe
  25. Lemon
  26. Honeydew Melon
  27. Grapefruit
  28. Winter Squash
  29. Tomatoes
  30. Sweet Potatoes
  31. Watermelon
  32. Blueberries
  33. Papaya
  34. Eggplant
  35. Broccoli
  36. Cabbage
  37. Bananas
  38. Kiwi
  39. Asparagus
  40. Sweet Peas-Frozen
  41. Mango
  42. Pineapples
  43. Sweet Corn-Frozen
  44. Avocado
  45. (best: lowest pesticide load) Onions

Non-Organic Foods

These foods are safe to buy non-organic:
  1. Cabbage
  2. Kiwi
  3. Mangoes
  4. Papaya
  5. Pineapple
  6. Asparagus
  7. Avocado
  8. Sweet Potatoes
  9. Cantaloupe
  10. Sweet Corn
  11. Onions
  12. Sweet Peas
  13. Eggplant
  14. Grapefruit
  15. Mushrooms
HOW to Make it EASY when shopping for ORGANIC and eating more UNPROCESSED foods:
  1. If you are lucky enough, like us, to live in an area loaded with environmentally-conscious farmers, health food stores and organic foods delivery services, it will be easy to purchase locally in the spring/summer/fall season. Asking your produce manager at your local grocery store is good and otherwise, look for online organic food delivery services in your area.
  2. If you are thinking about this time of year, considering canning or investing in a dehydrator and preparing ahead of time. There are WAY too many opportunities now to prepare and buy organic cheaper so you can provide the best for you and your family these days. Online stores have all sorts of good deals happening along with FREE shipping to anywhere in Canada.
  3. Eat more RAW & organic where you can, including NUTS & Seeds. Local health food stores all stock these items and if not, look online. These days in Canada, you can find RAW organic SEED Butters in every national grocery store chain. These are alkalizing foods compared to most available NUT butters that use acidic processes or nuts as well as adding processed salt.
  4. EAT more satiating FOODS. This doesn't mean cooked foods, this means nutrient-rich foods and drinks. Once you break the habit of reaching for 'dead foods', you will naturally crave the better foods for your body. Turn off the TV if you have to for a month and watch how different you think.
  5. Use more unrefined sea salt so you can absorb more nutrients and are getting those trace minerals. 
  6. Eat more and take regular seaweed baths. Seaweeds are indigenous to Canada and 99% of us do not take advantage of the most abundant plant on this planet. 
  7. LOVE your Food. Regardless of your food choices. always eat when you are feeling good and always feel good about the food you eat. If you are vibrationally happy with what you put in your body, chances are your body will get the most from it and will digest it easier then if you didn't.
ONLINE Stores in Canada: - located in Ontario - located in Ontario - located in British Columbia - organic/Raw DOG food - located in Atlantic Canada - directory of vegan/raw foods and communities in the Toronto area


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