QUOTE (ckko25 @ Mar 15 2010, 11:16 AM)
I LOVE healthy and organic foods. Sometimes though, if there is a HUGE price difference between the non organic and organic, I will def opt for the non organic. I have to do what I can afford as well. It honestly stinks that organic is so darn expensive. Alternavista, would you please give us an idea at to what you're talking about? Which foods absorb more of the pesticides that we should buy organic of? AND also, arn't practically all produce now GM (genetically modified)? I don't think we can even find produce anymore that isn't.
Strange, I hardly go a week without seeing the lists of foods with the most vs the least pesticides mentioned on TV. And they are posted here constantly as well.
Greens, bell peppers, all your stone fruit, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes, apples, pears, spinach, lettuce and most other greens, berries--especially strawberries, grapes, should be organic.
And no, it's mostly grains and soy that are gmo'd.
Here's a list of the 12 foods with most and least pesticides:http://www.worldshea...a...ip&dbid=372
There's a link to a list of even more which you should check out. Because while imported grapes make the top 12, domestic grapes are just a little bit further down the list. Same with peaches vs nectarines.
Of course, that's just about the produce. Animal products should come from pastured animals which tends to be expensive. And salmon and most other fish should be wild caught, not farmed. Trout farmed in the U.S. is ok, cheap, and it's high omega 3, you just have to learn how to deal with whole fish.
Intersperse expensive meals with cheap ones and it will even it out. Canned wild salmon, jack mackerel, sardines and herring are some inexpensive quality protein to keep on hand along with lentils, sunflower seeds and quinoa. Free range eggs aren't too bad. Buy other stuff on sale.
And look up the diet on the cheap thread we just had about a week ago. Here:http://www.acne.org/...ap-t262180.html
Edited by alternativista, 11 May 2012 - 09:29 AM.