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Experts discuss when you should choose organic fruits and vegetables over conventional varieties.

Savings Experiment: Organic Products
How often do you buy organic?
Every grocery trip.3244 (8.1%)
Often, I try to incorporate organics weekly.4323 (10.7%)
Sometimes, I think organics cost too much.10698 (26.6%)
Rarely. It's just not for me.8241 (20.5%)
Never.13786 (34.2%)
Did you find our video on organic foods helpful?
Yes, it's a great idea1073 (20.3%)
Yes, useful and entertaining1153 (21.8%)
Not sure, didn't watch1816 (34.4%)
No1241 (23.5%)
These days, eating healthy means incorporating organic fruits and vegetables into your diet, but doing so can also cost you a pretty penny. Luckily, you can get away with eating the conventional varieties of certain kinds of produce, while still maintaining a health-conscious lifestyle. The key is knowing which products to choose.

It's easy to get overwhelmed in a supermarket where both organic and conventional products are offered. You may ask yourself: "Which ones are worth the extra cost? What am I really getting for my money?" Well, we've made it easy for you.

When it comes to choosing conventional fruits and veggies, stick with avocados, bananas, pineapples, kiwis mangoes, watermelons, grapefruits, sweet potatoes and onions. These items have a thicker outer layer, which protects their inner flesh from being affected by harmful chemicals.

Organic foodThere's no need to buy organic versions of asparagus, broccoli or cabbage either. These vegetables are not as threatened by pests as others, so they're not being exposed to as many pesticides. Of course, it doesn't hurt to give all of your produce picks a good rinse before consuming.

Staying healthy doesn't have to break the bank. You just have to know when to splurge. Stick with these fruits and veggies and you'll be good to go.

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