Many people are concerned about chemicals in or on the food they eat, so they are turning to organic foods or foods free of pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics. Use the following tips to reduce the chemicals in your diet.
To be sure that the food you're buying is chemical-free, look for the organic seal. It means that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has certified that the food contains no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, drugs, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
If organic products aren't available, look for:
Buying only organic products can be expensive. These ideas can help you get the most for your food dollars.
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014
Current as of: March 12, 2014
Author: Healthwise Staff
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