Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Download the convenient Shopper's Guide to Pesticides to see which foods are most important to buy organic. Not only are we reducing toxin load when we eat organic foods, but the phytonutrients may also be in higher concentrations. Why? Plants need to fight the same things we do - cancer, bacteria, viruses, fungi - they produce these phytonutrients to help them in the fight. So, if we are giving them help by spraying them with pesticides, then they don't have as great a need to produce these disease-fighting compounds and hence are less nutrient dense. Just another reason to buy organic!