Healthy Interest: Eating Organic

We continue to be encouraged by health and wellness organizations to live our best lives with a healthy lifestyle and are educated about the importance of natural and organic foods. For me, eating organically means that I get to enjoy the freshest foods from the farmers market, the food tastes better, and I’m supporting a sustainable environment. Win – win!

And I thought I’d point out how our nation defines organic:
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “organic” seal certifies foods grown free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, growth hormones and genetically-engineered substances.

Let’s celebrate the organic goodness with Men’s Health list of: The 20 Best Organic Foods
According to new studies, eating organic foods can help you build more muscle and burn more fat, not to mention protect the environment from harmful pesticides and increase your chances of siring healthy offspring. Here are 20 top organic foods to get you started. Add them to your grocery list to upgrade your diet, strengthen your body, and help heal the planet.

My top three faves:

Check out the other big names like Kashi, Stoneyfield, Newman’s Own and Applegate Farms making the cut.

What’s on your organic list?


15 responses to “Healthy Interest: Eating Organic

  1. We always buy our dairy products (milk, yogurt, butter) organic and also the “dirty dozen” fruits and veggies like celery & grapes. Anything that grows under ground I buy organic too because I don’t like to think of them sitting in chemical laden dirt, know what I mean.

  2. I try to buy organic, but we don’t always have the best options!
    As soon as our summer Farmer’s Markets open, I try to hit them for local, organic produce. It’s hard to go back to non-organic, grocery store produce after that!

  3. I actually pick up a lot of organic food at Trader Joes- I’m majorly on a budget and I can actually afford to buy organic there!

  4. Kudos! Great, simple post to get the important parts out there! My favorite organic brands are Cascadian farm (since I’ve seen the farm and I know the love it gets every day!), Driscolli berries (yum) and the Good LIfe Farm that gives us our CSA every week in the office 😉

  5. I do a combination of buying fresh from the local markets and also buying online those things which I know I can trust to be the highest quality. Organics are expensive but getting a debilitating disease is soooo much more expensive.

    I’m hoping the prices will fall as more and more people demand healthier foods.

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