Thursday, August 5, 2010

Organic, Seasonal, Local

When buying produce, we all know that organic is better. Yes, its slightly more expensive, but your health is an investment. Also, buying produce that is local and seasonal will ensure that you are getting produce that didn't take days upon days to get on the shelf of your supermarket! Fresher is better!

Want to find what fruits and veggies are in season? Use this link!

Keep in mind, when buying produce, check the PLU codes to see :
Organic Produce is 5 digits and begins with the number “9"
Conventional Produce has a 4 digit number, and begins with a “4"
GMO Produce has a 5 digit number and begins with the number “8"

Checking out your local farmer's markets is a great way to get seasonal, local produce at a great price!

I'd love to know every one's thoughts on organic vs conventional? Do you think it's worth the extra pennies? I definitely do! Enjoy your day!

3 comments:

  1. I def think its worth the extra penny and I buy all my fruit and veggies organic!!!!!

    Have a great day girl! xoxo

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  2. i definitely try to spend extra for organic. local is my favorite though, and i dont worry as much about organic certification if the produce is local. but some things are worth the extra money i think.

    btw wanted to thank you so much for your comment about the sprouted wheat and my reactions. i definitely feel much better with regular whole grain wheat or wheat flour versus sprouting it. i took digestive enzymes for a couple months as well as probiotics and l-glutamine prior to adding wheat back in my diet and i think it definitely made a big difference. I agree 100% with what you said and overconsumption of wheat in the past is probably exactly what caused an intolerance in the first place. thank you so much!!! its nice to have intelligent health experts like yourself to get great advice from, so appreciated! <3

    xoxo

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