Dr Oz: Surprising Things You Don’t Have To Buy Organic
Often, Dr Oz explains that Organic Food can help to protect us from pesticides in our food supply. But that can really make your grocery bill add up, so Dr Oz invited nutritionist Stacey Grant to help explain when and what you do not need to buy Organic. Also, learn how to make a 10-calorie dessert with Dr Oz’s Grape Escape Recipe.
Organic Foods are believed to be more healthy, but we all know they can be expensive. Stacey Grant said that there are some things that should definitely be purchased organic, such as Eggs, Apples, and Milk. But what does not need to be Organic?
Dr Oz: Non-Organic Asparagus
Dr Oz said you can save money when you purchase non-organic Asparagus. The reason for that is the low use of pesticides due to a quick growing cycle. A thicker skin prevents pesticides from seeping into the growing plant as well.
Dr Oz: Should You Buy Organic Sweet Potatoes?
When it comes to potatoes, what is safe to buy non-organic? The Sweet Potato is safe to purchase in non-organic form, due to lower pesticide residue detected in testing. However, Idaho potatoes get more pesticides added after their harvest.
Dr Oz: Wild-Caught Salmon & Organic Fish?
What about proteins? Dr Oz and Stacey Grant agreed that it’s safe to buy non-organic Salmon. The US government does not regulate organic labeling when it comes to fish, so Stacey Grant said you should choose wild-caught, not farm-raised salmon.
Dr Oz: Why To Buy Non-Organic Avocado
Avocado is also a safe buy when it comes to non-organic produce. In this case, the thick skin helps you once again. Since you won’t be eating the skin, this is a safe bet. Stacey Grant did advise washing the avocado before cutting into it, just to be safe.
Did you learn something new about organic shopping from this list?
Dr Oz 10-Calorie Dessert: Grape Escape Recipe
Would you like a dessert that contains only 10 calories? Check out this Grape Escape Recipe featured on the show.
- Green Grapes
- Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- crushed Pistachios
- Pierce a toothpick through the firm part of the skin.
- Dip the grape in the yogurt.
- Roll it in the crushed pistachios
- Arrange them on a baking sheet and freeze them to set.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge.
If you freeze them, they will take longer to eat, and that could drive your calories even lower.