The new year has us feeling introspective, particularly about what we’re consuming. That includes what we’re putting on our skin, buying and eating. It’s a given that people buy organic these days, but we still need some convincing. Is organic produce really better than conventional? Why? With some help from our tastemakers, we’ve rounded up some reasons why you should be eating organic, and how to do it. Scroll through above for 14 reasons you should be buying and using organic produce.

Want more health tips? Read how to go gluten-free or read this interview with Kris Carr, our juicing guru.