Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Organics Dos & Don'ts

Hello all!!

I hope you are having a good week!! My husband is travelling today so I am on call 24x7..
I love it because it is cold today and reminds me of my hometown in Argentina.. one day I'll share more about my hometown.

Well we officially start today our Fabulous Green Wednesday..that means that every Wednesday I am going to be posting on how to live greener and better...from cleaning the feeding the beauty thing we can do to preserve our world!!!

There is so much Buzz about eating organic that sometimes it is hard to decide. Do we buy organic? is it more expensive? what to buy organic?? So let me try to bring some light:

1. Buy Seasonal Foods

Go for what is in will always be better quality, less pesticide and less expensive!!
2. Local Foods

Try to find a Farmer's market near your area.  By buying  locally it is more likely that you will be buying produce in season and you will be saving in transportation costs ( less carbon foot print) . Also, local farmers since the product does not need to travel much they do not neet to use much pesticide.

You can search for a Farmer's Market:

or here

3. Buy Organic

Organic means the food is produced without  the aid of artificial fertilizer and pesticides. Organic food is important because is better for your health and for our planet.... I personally think that we need to make as much effort as possible to feed organic food to our will make a big difference in the long run on their health.
You do not need to go organic all the way, but there are some produce that you need to go organic because of the level of pesticide.

Top 12 Fruits and Veggies to buy Organic
  1. Strawberries
  2. Bell Peppers (green and red)
  3. Spinach
  4. Cherries
  5. Peaches
  6. Cantaloupe
  7. Celery
  8. Apples
  9. Apricots
  10. Green Beans
  11. Grapes
  12. Cucumbers
I personally make a comparison on price and buying organic end up being 15% it is not that much when you think the impact on the health.

Fruits and Veggies that you do not need to buy organic (meaning they have the least amount of pesticide)
  1. Avocados
  2. Corn
  3. Onions
  4. Sweet Potatoes
  5. Cauliflower
  6. Brussels Sprout
  7. Bananas
  8. Plums
  9. Green Onions
  10. Watermelon
  11. Broccoli
  12. Plums
If you do not want to go grocery shopping you can always buy organics online at 

If  not just get your hat...grab you basket and visit a local farmer market on a Sunday looking Fabulous and feeling Fabulous  because you know you are taking care of your family and yourself!!!!

I really hope the list helps you when deciding what to buy where  and what to buy organic!!!
Please let me know if you find this information helpful!!

I hope mi kids sleep tonight..if not tomorrow is going to be a looong day!!!
Have a good night..and a wonderful Thursday!!

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