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Are you trying to eat more healthful foods and provide healthier options for you and your family? It may be overwhelming to walk down the food aisles of the grocery stores and see the many different options including organic and non-organic. Organic can be significantly more expensive. So, when does it matter? Below I have listed a few key things to keep in mind when buying groceries:

Animal Products: This is the most important one! The highest consumption of antibiotics is by livestock. Organic livestock means they were raised without hormones pesticides, or antibiotics. These additives wreck havoc on our bodies leading to hormone imbalances and antibiotic resistance. Eggs, cheeses, milk, yogurts, meats, and poultry should all be bought organic. To go the extra-step, look for grass fed options.

No-peel or soft-peel produce: Vegetables that are consumed with the skin such as celery, apples, tomatoes, plums, corn, berries, salads, and grapes should be bought organic. This also applies to drinks where the ingredients are added without peeling such as tea, wine, and coffee. Produce with tougher peels such as oranges and bananas can be bought conventional if necessary. The tough peel reduces the amount of pesticides that can penetrate into the fruit.

To your health,

Dr. Yasmin