Finally, a Good Reason to Eat Organic

so freshDon't worry, faithful readers - HCG doesn't care just about scoring designer bargains and being awesome.  We care about being healthy, too (especially when being healthy translates into being skinny).

Eating organic gets a ton of PR lately.  I was vaguely aware of the benefits of an organic diet but wasn't sold on it until one bit of information finally converted me: Eating organic helps you get skinny.

Researchers in Canada found that dieters with the most organochlorides (chemicals found in pesticides) stored in their fat cells were the most susceptible to disruptions in mitochondrial activity and thyroid function. Translation: their metabolism stalled.

Who wants slow metabolism?  Not me.  If you're going to all the effort of eating healthy and consuming lots of produce, why half ass it and slow down your metabolism with pesticides?  NOT COOL.

I won't pretend like I've made the switch to eating organic produce exclusively.  Aside from the expense, it's tough for me to make it to Whole Foods all the time.  I do refuse to eat non-organic romaine lettuce, though.  I found that regular romaine tastes slimy now that I'm used to eating organic romaine.  Oh, and I like eating organic stuff because I can judge people who don't.

Check here for a list of the most (and the least) contaminated foods so you can choose wisely.  Preview: peaches and apples are the worst.

Research findings via Women's Health