It is officially fall and I’m already missing all of the fresh produce stands that were around in the summer time. My family and I became so accustomed to fresh veggies and fruits from the local farms. It has been hard to go back to imported, shipped, store bought produce.
I have tried to just buy the items that the store sells, but we didn’t think they tasted as good. Plus I started thinking of all the chemicals that were put onto each item to keep it fresh during the shipping process. I looked up information on organics and was surprised at what I found.
If you were to Google “organic foods” thousands of sites and articles would come up. You would find out that there is a list of what are referred to as the “Dirty Dozen,” the worst fruits and veggies for pesticides and other chemicals. I was quite worried since these are normally the fruits and veggies we eat the most of including: strawberries, peaches, celery and sweet bell peppers.
I am already quite aware of the other foods I eat and try to limit the amount of processed foods and foods with dyes, preservatives and additives. Yet I hadn’t even looked at my fresh foods. So, I did a test and bought organic fruits and veggies that next time I went shopping. When my kids ate them seemed to like them more. When I tried the peach and apple, they both tasted sweeter and had more favor than the than non-organic ones I had purchased previously.
So we have switched.
Now I’m not saying to buy all organic items. They are more expensive and sometimes harder to find. But, you might want to give it a try if you’re worried about what your family is consuming. You might be surprised.