We came across this chart recently that shows the difference in nutritional value in vegetables grown with organic methods versus conventional commercial methods. We were SHOCKED! We’ve always thought, a veggie is a veggie is a veggie. But not so. Turns out the ways in which our produce is farmed and harvested makes a huge impact in the benefits we get from it by the time it’s put on our tables. Take a look – how does your favorite produce measure up?
So, all you Moms and heads of household out there who are in charge of buying the groceries for yourself and your families, now what? How much organic produce usually goes in your cart every week? And now will you buy more? We know that healthy diets are helpful in preventing cancer and other diseases – and it looks like buying organic can strengthen our diets even more. Depending on where you live, sometimes it can be hard to find quality organic produce. Here are some suggestions, where will you go?
- Local Farmers Markets – they usually have local, fresh produce for less than the grocery store (be sure to ask if it’s organic)
- “Green” Grocery Stores – places like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods specialize in organic, pesticide-free foods and often have a wide selection
- Your Local Supermarket – while the selection may not always be as big, sometimes your regular grocery store will have organic options; just ask a store clerk where you can find them