When you buy organic, you're paying more for your food, and one digestive specialist says it may be worth it.
Dr. Richard Gringeri, says the key to good health is good digestion, and though some organic pesticides are used, they are not nearly as toxic as regular pesticides, which are hard to break down in the body.
he says poor digestion is associated with inflammation. and a tremendous of medical literature shows most illnesses start with inflammation, so the better you digest something, the less inflammation goes on in the body and the less disease.
He also says research is showing the cause of diabetes as being toxicity again linked to pesticides.
If you can't afford to go all organic, he says you should at least try to buy five fruits and vegetables organically, carrots, grean beans, sweet bell peppers, peaches, and strawberries.
You can also find a list of the good and bad at the website for the environmental working group, EWG.org.
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