There has been a lot of debate over the recent years about organic foods. So the question arises: Should You Eat Organic Fruits and Vegetables?
The American Academy of Pediatricians just recently announced that “parents who want to reduce their child’s pesticide exposure may seek out organic fruits and vegetables — but that doesn’t mean they’re safer or healthier than conventional equivalents.”
The levels of pesticides found in conventional fruits and vegetables are safe for consumption, as most of us have been eating them for years. And over those years the pesticides have become less toxic. Obviously, when ingested at large amounts, the pesticides can be fatal, but they have to be in large quantities.
You are more likely to get sick not eating 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables, then eating 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables with pesticides. But if pesticides are a major concern, then I would recommend the organic route. These typically come at a higher price tag, but they will be pesticide free.
The most important things to remember is that you need to eat more fruits and vegetables. If you have packaged foods that say organic, I highly doubt they will be better then a conventional fruit or vegetable. Eat fresh and stay healthy.