The #1 Food You Should Buy Organic

March 27, 2013 | By | 28 Comments

Protect yourself from disease-causing chemicals by buying these organic foods.

The cost of food is rising fast. And when it comes to organic it’s even worse. In fact, feeding your family nothing but organic foods can easily double or triple your grocery bill. Unfortunately, not many can afford this luxury.

Nevertheless, it is possible to get the “best of both worlds” as you’ll soon discover. And before we get into that, you have to appreciate why and when it’s important to buy organic in the first place.

For the most part, when you buy organic you’re getting a higher quality product. It’s free of dangerous chemicals and pesticides. More importantly, it’s not genetically modified (GMO). The latter point is critical because GMO’s are everywhere in our food supply. And while the experts insist they’re safe, the studies seem to tell a different story.

To be fair to both sides, the jury is still out. But my motto is (and one I recommend you adopt) why risk it? We know for sure that non GMO’s are not cancer causing. Doesn’t it make sense to stick to those as much as possible?

Now, if price wasn’t an issue it would be best if everything in your food cart was organic. But again, that’s not a reality for most people. With that said, there are foods you absolutely MUST buy organic and others you shouldn’t.

Apples are a prime example of the former. In fact, they’re rated as the #1 “dirtiest” food in terms of pesticide contamination. Others include lettuce and strawberries. On the other hand, fruits such as bananas and pineapples limit your exposure to harsh chemicals due to their thick skin which you obviously don’t eat. I believe they also need less pesticide to grow bug free.

The bottom line is, you can cut costs by splurging for certain foods while making the sacrifice for others. For a comprehensive list, visit

Alright, so let’s say your budget really doesn’t allow you to buy organic. What then? You have two options:

  1. Buy local. There are farmer’s markets everywhere. And while many of these farms aren’t certified organic by the USDA (it can be prohibitively expensive for small operations to join this program) their products are just as good – if not better – than the organic ones you’ll find at the supermarket. It’s important to establish a relationship with a local farmer. You should even visit them to see how they grow the food and treat the animals. To find a farm near you, visit
  2. Use a vegetable wash. And while its effectiveness has been debated (i.e. it’s not certain this does more than rinsing with tap water) again, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Especially since it’s easy to make and use. Visit this wiki for simple instructions.

In the end, taking the time to make better food choices (as well as spending a bit more money where it’s called for) will go a long way to keeping your body healthy and fit. As they say, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own – so be sure to treat it as such.

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Comments (28)

  1. rita dorrington

    cut to the chase what is the number one product i should buy organic!!!! i don,t need a story on the issue

  2. Anne Longbrake

    I agree!!!!!!!!!!!!I don’t have time for the lengthy lectures.

    • Jo

      By the time I plow through all these articles and videos I could spend more than 24 hrs a week just doing that. Who has that kind of time? Just get to the point and furnish the details in the rest of the article. If it’s something I want to learn more about ill listen to or read the rest of the presentation. Usually I just delete this stuff because I don’t have time to even peruse it

  3. Is it apples? Your articles are informative and beneficial but too long.

  4. Pat Dilliner

    Sorry James…we are all in agreement. Cut to the chase.
    What is the answer??? Perhaps you forgot the “subject”…
    Help..make haste. Time is fleeting.

  5. Alfonzo

    I thought it was just me who felt your info is wordy! If you want to keep folks interested, get to the bottom line without a link for more words!!

  6. John Hayes

    I don’t understand why you make it so difficult to find the answer to what you are talking about. The last time I did this with you I spent much of my valuable time reading and listening to you guys and ended spending over 100 bucks on your related products. You are all after more and more money. I bought your original product and the next one. Am I now married to you?
    Just say it briefly and I might listen again!

    • Hi John,

      The reason why we recommend other plans is simply because people are asking us. They are interested in trying out other things all the time and James recommends only programs that are effective and complement the Cruise Control Diet. Of course, you do not have to follow up on any recommendation if you are not interested. These are just suggestions to help you achieve your goals both faster and easier.

  7. John Hayes

    Be more specific. My time is too valuable to search for your wisdom. I value YOUR wisdom but make it short and “sweet”.

  8. Julie Beal

    I appreciate the informative nature of this article. I prefer to be educated about the things I am putting into my body, and I don’t mind reading the information.

    I feel that in this fast-paced, time-crunched world we live in, people tend to be looking for instant answers and are concerned when they are not immediately forthcoming. The result is that too often, people don’t care to read through important information carefully so that there is an understanding of the supporting evidence for the statement being made in the article.

    That being said, the answer to the number #1 food to buy organic is not hidden.

    In the article, paragraph 6 states that “Apples are a prime example of the former”, referring to the last sentence in paragraph 5. That sentence states two concepts, the first (former) being foods you MUST always buy organic, and the second (latter) being others that you shouldn’t buy organic (actually because you don’t need to, based on their natural traits.)

    Paragraph 6 goes on to state that apples are rated the #1 dirtiest food in terms of pesticide contamination.

    I don’t find this article to be overly lengthy, and I appreciate the explanation of the science behind the information being discussed. I know it takes time to read, but aren’t our bodies, our minds, and our health worth being educated about it rather than just wanting the “quick” answer?

    • Mona

      Our society is obsessed with instant gratification…read the article, yes actually read it and you’ll see the answer.

  9. This is SOOOOO Frustrating. I don’t want all the blah blah blah just give me the darn info you stinking headline!! I am going to unsubscribe to these the are SOOOOO infuriating!!!

    • Hi Tammy,

      The reason why we recommend other plans is simply because people are asking us. They are interested in trying out other things all the time and James recommends only programs that are effective and complement the Cruise Control Diet. Of course, you do not have to follow up on any recommendation if you are not interested. These are just suggestions to help you achieve your goals both faster and easier.

      • Hi James,

        I think you do a great job telling us what to eat and what not to eat. When I first got your email I was in tears. For someone to be concerned about me and help me with my eating habits made me feel great and that I can do this. I didn’t like veggie, and did not know how to cook some of the ones I see in the store; however, with the Cruise Control Diet book I now know how to cook my foods and I have a better understanding on how to lose my weight. Please keep writing me because your words are encouraging to me.

        Have a bless day,


    • Kathy Grafius

      Too many lazy people!

  10. Bob Kerns

    I too find the amount of detail frustrating and annoying. I feel like someone is trying to sell me a product although that is not always true. If a sales pitch is not the primary objective, then consider “backloading” the excess information for those who will actually appreciate it. I have found some of it to be interesting and helpful.

  11. Bonnie

    I am blocking future emails. I appreciate the info in the book but agree with everyone here. I don’t need blah, blah and already know pesticide foods to avoid or where to shop for good food. My weight is dropping and I’m good with that. Thank you James and good bye.

  12. Ellen

    James – I appreciate and find value in the information you take the time and patience to share via email! I also understand and acknowledge what some of the people are saying in their email responses and realize that we all have different writing styles. I also urge and encourage you to continue to share the info. that I find to be of tremendous help! Thanks for the work you do!!

  13. Bob Hawley

    There’s no such word as “alright.” It’s all right.

  14. David Epps

    I agree with the consensus on emails being to wordy and time consuming. As a working person , I have limited time to continue by visiting other links. I agree that answers to subject are given on emails but it takes a long time to get there.I do enjoy the updates but get frustrated by the format …cut to the chase is what I have seen comments from your customers.

  15. DJ

    Too many words, and NOT enough information!!!! One word would do it in most cases. Very few active people have unlimited time to watch your LONG clips! Leane to get to the point, or let someone else post for you!!!

  16. Laura

    I’m with the others – it’s a whole of said to learn one thing! Your headlines are short but to get the answer it’s like undigging a grave or something – time consuming – time I DON’T have. Keep it short James…we get it!!

  17. Patricia

    Hi James, I agree with most of the others, love the info, but find I have to jump through too many hoops to get it and for the record u am not a lazy person. I agree that you should consider changing your format by putting the information that is stated in your headline right up front, that way people who don’t require all the blah blah blahs can get the information and put it to work in their lives!

  18. Danny Stover

    Add me to the list of folks who feel these emails are superfluous. Also, I’d like to see a search function added to the site to find particular topics and with links to the information contained about them. Please eliminate or at least be concise with the, dare I say, “word-diahrrea”. Thanks for listening and I hope to see some changes.

  19. Nita

    I work over 50 hrs. a week. I like the program and I’m losing weight… but I don’t have time for the lengthy emails. Please shorten them so I will have time to read them and the information I need. Thanks

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