I wanted to talk to you about the importance of knowing when and when not to use organic produce. Especially, during the summer when we tend to rely so heavily on fruit.
Did you know some fruits can sit off-vine for months on end? That means by the time you get to them; you don’t know you’re eating something that is pure sugar. Today I am going to dive deeper into this, share some of my personal stories, and how you can make sure you’re getting the best produce for your family.
One of the things I love about traveling is getting to see other cultures and their habits. I remember being in Italy and heading to the market and all of this beautiful produce still had vines and leaves on it. This was so that the shopper could identify how long ago it had been picked and ultimately get the best piece of fruit that they could.
Another good thing to keep in mind while picking fruit is, the thinner the skin, the more important it is to buy organic because if not, you’re just eating straight chemicals. Thicker-skinned fruits can absorb some of those chemicals, but thinner ones cannot.
If you’re going into the store, or maybe a self-pick place, keep these few tips and stories in mind so you can make the best choice for your family.
Dr. J’s Summer Salad
- Bed of Fresh, Organic Greens
- ½ Organic Raspberries
- ½ Cup Organic Blueberries
- ½ Cup Organic Nuts (I like walnuts or almonds for this recipe)
- ½ Cup Crumbled Organic Goat Cheese