Why Going Organic Is Worth It

Why buy organic? Organic foods give your liver a helping hand by freeing up your liver to process nutrients instead of chemicals and pesticides. That means your liver can also spend more of its time making carnitine, which your body needs to burn fat!

The more pesticides and hormones that contaminate your food, the more pointless busywork you’re throwing at your liver. This is a major time-waster! We want to free up your liver to help burn fat, 24/7.

Chemical-filled food can exhaust your adrenal glands, too. Irritate these little stress-hormone factories, and your body thinks there’s some sort of crisis or famine going on—so it clings tenaciously to every last dimple of fat, just in case.

It’s pretty simple: the cleaner your food, the hotter your metabolism will burn. So nourish your body with whole, organic foods as much as possible.

Buy organic as much as possible:

• Dairy
• Eggs
• Chicken and turkey
• Meat

These are all rich in fat, which is where animals wind up storing the excess chemicals and hormones they’re fed—before they pass them along to you.

Buy organic versions of these “Dirty Dozen” fruits and veggies

Choose organic fruits and veggies, too—especially if they’re in the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen Plus.” These are the most contaminated with pesticide residues in tests (even after being thoroughly washed).

• Apples
• Celery
• Sweet bell peppers
• Peaches
• Strawberries
• Nectarines (imported)
• Grapes
• Spinach
• Lettuce
• Cucumbers
• Blueberries (domestic)
• Potatoes
• Green beans
• Kale/greens

Choose organic versions, and your dietary risk from pesticides in most of these foods drops to zero or almost zero, according to a great analysis published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Opt for organics, whenever you can. Your metabolism will thank you.