Except for the added cost, there isn't much of a downside to buying organic. But if you can't afford the added cost of organics, fill up your recyclable shopping bag with the freshest produce you can find and you'll be serving yourself and your family well.
You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.
With no cholesterol, simple sugar or gluten, and high in nutrients, chia seeds are nature's perfect food. Since using chia seeds in my diet, I've seen incredible changes in my athletic performance and energy.