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Eating Organic During Pregnancy

December 9th, 2014 | By: Dr. Alan Greene
Thinking of going organic? Here are the top five organic food choices pregnant women should make.

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Eating Organic During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a good time to make the switch to organic foods. By going organic, you avoid exposing yourself to the antibiotics, artificial hormones, pesticides and genetically modified feed found in many non-organic meats, produce, grain and dairy products. Here's my take on the top five organic food choices a pregnant woman can make:

Potatoes

When making the switch to organic vegetables, be sure to put potatoes at the top of your shopping list. As the number one consumed vegetable in the United States, conventionally farmed white potatoes also have one of the highest levels of pesticide contamination. So, by switching to organic, you can make a big difference in two important ways: by lowering your own exposure to chemical pesticides and by using your consumer clout to create a bigger market for the organic version of this popular veggie. And be sure to eat the peels–that way you will get all the available nutrients, including high levels of potassium and Vitamin C.