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Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator
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Hi does anyone have any views on this article.

The reason I ask is that a few years ago I started buying mainly organic. I suppose I buy 80-90% organic. All vegetables are organic but obviously not if I eat out.

Since buying organic I only occasionally buy bananas and apples as everything else is ridiculously expensive and I canโ€™t bring myself to buy non organic raspberries, strawberries, blueberries etc as Iโ€™m sure they just soak up the pesticides and you may be doing yourself more harm than good?

So what Iโ€™m wondering is do you think you are best to weigh up the dangers of pesticides against the benefit of the fruit and buy non organic rather than not to have the fruit at all?

livestrong.com/article/4579...

elizabethrider.com/dirty-do...

In sainsburys a small punnet of raspberries, grapes and blueberries is ยฃ2:50 each which I think is quite expensive? Any views ๐Ÿ™‚

Ali ๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŒฑ

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crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAdministrator

Hi Ali

I've just read both articles and I have to say the second one is the one I would stick to as it sounds like she knows what she's talking about. I have to say I was surprised at the carrots coming in half way, I always understood that root vegetables were one of the worst and have been buying organic carrots and tomatoes for a long time now.

Unfortunately it comes down to affordability and I have been washing my non-organic fruit(grapes/red peppers etc) in a washing solution I purchased from a Vegan store we have in my town centre. Reading this article has made me think though.

I have been waiting for my tummy to get better though before going back to our local farm shop and ordering a veg box through them, I didn't want to order anything when I was very poorly as it would only have got wasted and I didn't have room in my freezer.

You're right about the berries soaking up the pesticides and after reading the article now I would only buy organic but I don't actually eat a lot of fruit because of the fructose, my IBS doesn't react well to it. I will look to buy organic grapes.

To answer your question I would keep up with the vegetable and eat less fruit, unless of course it's something like pineapple as they look to be okay. At least if you are eating plenty of vegetables you are still getting your much needed vitamins.

I agree with you re Sainsburys, that is very expensive and I wouldn't pay it to be honest.

Thank you for sharing the article as it's very interesting.

Alicia :)

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to crazyfitness

I hope you get better soon and can eat more of what you fancy and not be so restricted. It canโ€™t be easy.

Well your thoughts are the same as mine and I think I will only maybe like you say have pineapple, melon etc things with a tough skin occasionally. The thing is even seeds are treated with pesticides so that bugs donโ€™t eat the plant. You canโ€™t win!

Iโ€™m the same I rarely eat fruit but have started to fancy it which is unlike me. ๐Ÿ‰

Thank you for your thoughts, Alicia ๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŒฑ

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAdministrator in reply to Agoodenough

It hasn't been easy at all and been very frustrating, think I'm done with eating white toast! Anyway, the Colonoscopy was clear which is very good news and I have an Ultrasound on 19 March, the NHS have been amazing. I'm going to carry out some research on the Gut Biome, someone on my IBS site on HU said something about probiotics and which ones were suited to certain people but I need to look for the post as can't remember who posted.

Thank you and I'm glad you think the same as me. I am seriously of thinking of buying only organic seeds, Grape Tree do sell organic ones it's just they are obviously more expensive. Fortunately I do love pineapple and funnily enough I bought one this weekend, I haven't bought a pineapple since some time last year!

Sounds like it may be a good idea to stick to the fruit that's not really affected, particularly like the pineapple in that you have to peel the skin.

You are welcome and glad we are on the same paper :) xx

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to crazyfitness

I know poor you. Itโ€™s been a slow healing process and you were unwell at Christmas so itโ€™s been going on for you. Iโ€™m glad your colonoscopy was clear. So maybe fermented vegetables and miso would be good for you to heal your gut, Or would that make things worse for you? Ali ๐Ÿ™‚

crazyfitness
crazyfitnessAdministrator in reply to Agoodenough

I was very pleased the Colonoscopy was clear that's for sure. I've been on the internet this afternoon and sent myself some links on the gut biome and testing.

Funnily enough I'm considering making kombucha as it's supposed to be very good. I'm going to re-read my Clever Guts Diet book again. I do think fermented veg will improve my gut.๐Ÿ˜€

andyswarbs
andyswarbsVolunteer

I buy organic when I can. My measure is whether I am in a healing groove, which I am. So I feel comfortable with the current level of pesticides going through my body.

That's not to say I am complacent, just finding the money for entirely organic I think is not my top priority, apart from the dirty dozen.

thanks for those lists. Oh dear, the dirty dozen makes disturbing reading :(

I don't usually buy organic as it is out of my budget, but then when you read how many pesticides they found in the samples it makes you think.

Agoodenough
AgoodenoughAdministrator in reply to sunny369

I know. Particularly organic fruit is expensive. Why they have to put pesticides on everything to the extent they do is beyond me.

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