Have you ever compared the cost of organic foods to the same non-organic products? Sometimes the difference can be staggering, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables. For many Americans, buying organic foods is a luxury that can’t be afforded and with the average weekly grocery bill for a family of four being about $215, can you really blame them?
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Some people however choose to spend the extra money on organic foods to ensure they ingest fewer chemicals and pesticides, but is it always worth the extra money you spend? If you’re looking to reduce your exposure to commercial chemicals and pesticides for a healthier diet but you’re cautious about wasting money, here are ten places where buying organic is actually worth spending those extra dollars…
Dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese can often contain milk from cows that were given antibiotics or growth hormones. For this reason it’s worth it to spend the extra money on certified organic dairy products wherever possible to ensure you’re not ingesting these additives that may not be very good for your own health.
If you want to go even further, you can look for dairy products labeled as organic and grass-fed. This means the milk will be from cows that were fed a grain-free diet and were allowed to forage for grass on their own. This is also important if you’re concerned with animal welfare as grass-fed cows enjoy much more freedom and quality of life than commercial dairy cows.