By just eating 2 cups of fruits and 3 cups of vegetables and complementing it with 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day significantly reduces one’s risk of acquiring cancer and chronic diseases while also increasing cognitive functioning. Fruits and vegetables are also an excellent source of vitamins, fiber and other nutrients that are important for a good health.
Organic Diet Buddy gives you extensive insight on your favorite fruits and veggies. Organic food is the safer choice when it comes to buying produce, as conventional varieties often contain high levels of pesticide residues. However, not everyone can afford to go 100% organic every time they shop. Besides the health aspect, buying food from farmers market supports your local economy.
This app is an extensive guide to your favorite fruits and vegetables. Besides telling you what to buy organic it also has nutritional information, prep guide and pesticide information on your selected fruits and vegetables.
Green: Safe to Buy Non-organic - This food usually contains a minimal number of pesticides.
Yellow: Use Caution if Buying Non-organic - This food is exposed to some pesticides, but they may be some of the less toxic chemicals, or the food may commonly be well washed and peeled before being eaten.
Red: Buy Organic - The non-organic version of this food is exposed to a high level of toxic chemicals. As a result, it is best to buy organic.
Our farmer's market locator will help you find the good stuff locally and support your local farmers. However you look at it, buying locally is a fantastic way to live a better life of wholesomeness and nutritional superiority.
Calculate how many fruits and veggies you should be eating each day based on your age and activity level. Our nutrition guide also tells you about each kind of produce, listing it's vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting properties.
Pesticides are used to repel, control or kill organisms in order to reduce their negative impact on agricultural products. The problem is that excessive pesticide contamination can be harmful to human health. Even after washing, some fruits and vegetables consistently carry much higher levels of pesticide residue than others.
What makes organic fruits and vegetables different is the way they are grown. For example, only fertilizers like compost or manure can be used: chemical fertilizers are not allowed, nor are most synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. The environmental impacts of organic farming are vastly superior to those of conventional farming, with its reliance on synthetic pesticides, petroleum-based fertilizers and other practices. Since how you shop is at least as important as how you vote, keep in mind how your produce shopping affects the environment.