It does. . .
Foods that aren't organic are sprayed with pesticides in order to keep the insects and field critters away. Sometimes, even washing away the pesticides does not get them off. There is still a layer of toxic film on your apple that a quick rinse with warm water will not remove.
I hear some of my loyal readers saying "Buuut, I can't afford to eat organic!" I get the whole cost thing, so take a look at the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen to see which fruit and veggies are a must for organic versus an organic nice-to-have. There's a strong cost-benefit analysis that you really need to consider if cost is your conundrum.
At this point, buying organic has become part of my lifestyle, but it wasn't always part of the ritual. I made the switch to about 95% organic over time. Just like with any of my wildly successful self-development goals (natural hair, veganism, religion. . .uh, the jury is still out on the others), easy does it. I can't just jump into a change, I must dip my toe in to make it stick.
There are occasions that I've jumped in the water and it's worked out, but that's only because I stuck it out and didn't quit. For example, when I first got to The Bay, I had to sign up for an EBT card (times were extremely difficult), but I still bought organic with that card and I remained vegan during that period of time.
You can accomplish anything with determination! If buying full organic is a goal for you, don't lose hope if your pennies need to be pinched. Simply dip your toe in a little at a time. Start with choosing your favorite veggie and your favorite fruit and buy those organic and see how that works out for ya.
For more ways to go organic and for one-on-one consultations, contact me.
Oh, as an update on my last entry, I had my first pumpkin chai tea latte on 10/17. :) Welcome To Autumn Everybody!! #ItsOfficial