Tag: organic

Organic Produce: The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

by in Healthy Tips, April 22, 2010

Organic produce is all the rage these days, but do you need to buy EVERYTHING organic to avoid ingestion of potentially harmful pesticides and herbicides? Certain fruits and vegetables are grown using more virulent pesticides because of how and where they’re grown and the types of insects that damage them. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has conducted extensive research on popular fruits and vegetables to identify which are the most contaminated.

Reading List: Organic Debate Continues, Heart-Healthy Chocolate and Tap Water Safety

by in Food News, September 18, 2009

In this week’s nutrition headlines: a study finds that organic foods are the healthier choice, new fiber-fortified products are on the market, and more good news for chocolate fans and the sweet’s heart-healthy benefits.

In the News: New Flick On Our Food Supply, Gourmet Lunches Off Trucks & Chocolate Milk's Better Than Sports Drink?

by in Food News, June 12, 2009

In this week’s round up: A controversial new food documentary, buying your meals off a truck, refueling post-workout with chocolate milk, losing weight by email and more.

Shopper's Guide to Pesticides

by in Food News, Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, March 24, 2009

Environmental Working Group, a non-profit focused on keeping our foods and environment healthier, released its “Dirty Dozen” list — a wallet guide to the top produce to get organic (if you can) and conventional fruits and veggies that aren’t overloaded with pesticides.

Shopping for Organics: Dos and Don’ts

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, February 13, 2009

The demand for organic food rises every year, but is buying only organic foods worth it? With many organic foods sporting a a hefty price tag, you need to weigh your budget. Here are some simple rules.