Should the Coffee you Drink be Organic?

February 27, 2008 by Kitchen Table Medicine  
Filed under Caffeine, Coffee, Organic

If you simply think about where most coffee is grown, the argument in your mind against buying organic coffee should dissipate as quickly as a fresh shot of espresso in steamed milk.

Most coffee is grown in third world country environments.

Coffee is also notably one of the most pesticide ridden foods. Although organic coffee might be a tad bit more expensive, I opt to spend my organic dollars on it as it only makes sense to me that one of my main vices be as clean as possible.

Although it would be best for the environment if we all always bought everything organic, I understand that this is not always feasible.

The “Dirty Dozen” are the top 12 most pesticide ridden foods that you should be buying organic.

The card is free to download and also has the list of the top 12 cleanest foods that you can safely buy non-organic.

Simply print the card out and keep it in your wallet. Make some cards as gifts for your friends too.

Teach them how to shop wisely in order to solve frustrating organic produce section dilemmas!

~ Dr. Nicole Sundene

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She believes we should utilize natural medicines to treat the root cause of disease rather than just treating symptoms, as symptoms are a message of imbalance sent from the body and will persist until they are properly addressed.

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2 Responses to “Should the Coffee you Drink be Organic?”

  1. Brad Brown on April 19th, 2008 4:57 pm

    Very interesting. While I have tried to replace some of the items in my diet with organic equivalents, it never occurred to me to think about coffee. I suppose since I consume so much, I better make the switch to organic ASAP (and wean myself off it entirely). Because of pesticides and GMO products, I’d like to be 80% organic by the end of the year.

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