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Where to Enjoy Organic, Local Produce in Harrisburg

Have you heard of the Dirty Dozen? These are the fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides. They include:

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

If you’re wondering whether you should invest organic or local produce, we always recommend that you focus on these first. There are also a number of plants less impacted by pesticides:

  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya

Reducing the pesticides in your diet is always a smart move. This removes a potential source of toxins that could be making you sick. Along with regular chiropractic treatments, you’ll be taking the most important steps to ensure a healthy nervous system.

One study featured in the New York Times and science journals around the world looked at organic foods and fruit flies. Scientists concluded that flies fed organic foods lived longer, were more fertile and dealt better with stress.

It’s unknown whether this was because pesticides were removed, or because organic fruits and vegetables were more nutritious in some way. There’s mixed studies on the second point.

Yet one thing’s for sure: the quality of the foods that we feed our body is directly related to our ability to heal. Much like chiropractic adjustments, quality foods don’t make you healthy. But they give your body what it needs to start the process of healing itself.

Are you ready to give organic fruits and vegetables a try? Two places to find organic and locally grown produce in the Harrisburg Area include The Broad Street Market and The PA Farmers’ Open Air Market. If you’re interested in learning more about how safe, natural approaches like chiropractic work, give us a call today!

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