As a health and fitness writer, I'm always looking for new ways to get stronger and fitter. At this point my exercise regimen is really dialed in, but I have to admit that my diet habits could use a little improvement. In particular, I've never really thought too much about where my food comes from or how it's grown/raised, and I wondered if it was time for that to change.
I'd long heard that eating organic food was the best way to avoid hormones, chemicals, and GMOs, and that organic items might also offer more nutrients like vitamin C, iron, and magnesium compared to their conventional counterparts. Organic farming is also supposed to be better for the environment.
Those all sound like good things, but at the same time I'd heard that organic food is expensive, and I wasn't prepared to double or triple my grocery bill for the cause. So I decided to try an experiment: Could I go organic for a month without spending any more than I usually do? I managed to make it work, but it wasn't always easy. Here's what I learned.
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