We all know that a diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables is a must but must they be organic? Is buying organic really all that important? The answer, according to my nutritionist, is a resounding "yes". When buying organic produce 100% of the time is not possible, I like to refer to EWG's list of the dirty dozen - the fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides.
EWG's Dirty Dozen
(when buying organic is most important)
3. Sweet Bell Peppers
6. Nectarines (imported)
11. Blueberries (domestic)
* Not making the list but noted as potentially containing pesticide residues of special concern are Kale and Green Beans.