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14 Must-Buy Organic Foods

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peppers,vegetables

Bell Peppers


Q: What are your buying habits when it comes to organic fruits and vegetables?

I always buy organic fruits and vegetables.

Organic food is too expensive – I stick to conventional produce.

I am selective about which organic fruits and vegetables I will buy.

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Peppers have thin skins that don't offer much of a barrier to pesticides, and they're one of the most heavily sprayed vegetables out there. Nearly 90 different pesticides were found on conventional bell peppers that were tested. Bell peppers come in bright green, red, orange, and yellow varieties, which are all rich sources of some of the best nutrients available. Regular consumption of this vegetable may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, improve your eyesight, protect against rheumatoid arthritis, and promote the health of your lungs.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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