Read three sources and you’ll find three different arguments. “Does organic matter?” returns “Organic is useless” “Organic Foods Have Health Benefits” “Organic Food is a Scam”. A big part of the reason for this is that the answer is really “it depends.” Some food is important to buy organic, some isn’t. Learn the rules here.
We covered animal foods in a different post, so today we’ll be talking about plant foods.
The Basics of Organic Plant Foods
Ideally, you would get your fruits and vegetables from local, organic farmers and only eat what’s in season in your area. Beyond that, the importance of buying organic varies by food. Those that grow underground, or have thick skins and peels are typically fine when grown conventionally. Foods that are leaves, or have soft, fleshy skin, typically carry a noticeable toxin load if not organic. Here are recommendations for specific plant foods.
Most Important Foods to Buy Organic
- Leafy Greens
- Bell Peppers
- Peaches and Nectarines
- Green Beans
- Anything you eat just about every day (with the exception of bananas)
Least Important Foods to Buy Organic
- Coconut (coconut oil, however, should be organic and virgin)
- Carrots (peel them)
- Sweet Potatoes (peel the skins)
These are the big ones. If you’re wondering about something that isn’t on this list, sound off in the comments. Or even better, join the MasculON Fitness Newsletter, where we send critical health and fitness information just like this straight to your inbox. We never spam or share your info, and you can unsubscribe at any time. What have you got to lose?