What is Organic? Organic farmers promote crop rotation, natural fertilizers and other practices to protect the environment.

What is Organic? Organic farmers promote crop rotation, natural fertilizers and other practices to protect the environment. Legally to be called organic by the USDA, they cannot use synthetic pesticides on plants or soil, but instead use natural pesticides which are chemicals extracted from plant parts such as roots. When tested in the laboratory some of these natural pesticides have the same properties as synthetic pesticides. However, if you decide to go “organic” then the two types of produce most commonly found to have traces of pesticides are strawberries and spinach. It is most important to eat seven servings a day of colorful fruits and vegetables regardless of whether you decide to buy organic. Here is the list of the CLEAN 15 where pesticides are rarely found. So eat the following: Sweet Corn, Avocados, Pineapples, Cabbage, Onions, Frozen Sweet Peas, Papayas, Asparagus, Mangoes, Eggplant, Honeydew Melon, Kiwis, Cantaloupe, Cauliflower, and Grapefruit. If you are concerned about pesticides especially for infants and young children, here is the list of the dirty dozen you can avoid or minimize: Strawberries, Spinach, Nectarines, Apples, Peaches, Celery, Grapes, Pears, Cherries, Tomatoes, Sweet Bell Peppers, and Potatoes. At the end of the day, I personally don’t worry too much and just eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day, #drdavidheber #organic #pesticide #natural to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutrition.com

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