The Dirty Dozen List: Top 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

It’s alarming that the majority of the produce in the market today still remain genetically modified. These conventional fruits and vegetables are not only engineered in laboratories but they’re also cultivated using pesticides and other harmful toxins. It’s scary to think that these GMO produce are actually the ones that end up in many homes.

Thankfully, we now have the option to buy organic. Organic is surely the best way to go if you want to serve the safest, tastiest, and most natural foods to your family. But while organic is highly recommended, they can be a bit more pricey—and not all households can afford to buy them regularly. So if you’re on a budget but still want to eat safely, then prioritize organically buying the so-called “dirty dozen” of foods.

The dirty dozen are the Top 12 fruits and veggies that contain high levels of pesticide residue. You should always buy them organic so you can avoid taking in those dangerous chemicals that were used to grow them. Apples, potatoes and spinach are just some of the prime examples. You can learn more about the dirty dozen by reading the infographic below.

Note that organic produce may be a bit more expensive than conventional ones, but the overall health benefits and long-term savings they bring are certainly worth the price. For an even cheaper alternative, try growing your own organic garden so you can enjoy much fresher fruits and veggies right at home!

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