Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.2

1D851A78-277A-4691-972D-23B507A1E297Adding organic food to your shopping cart can be expensive. That said, avoiding consuming chemical pesticides and hormones could help you to avoid damaging (and costly) future health problems. A 2012 Washington State University study demonstrated that environmental toxicants can have negative effects on not just an exposed animal but the next three generations of its offspring. Another recent study showed that Monsanto’s widely used herbicide formula Roundup destroys testosterone and ultimately leads to male infertility. More than 25 other diseases are also known to be linked to Roundup including DNA damage, birth defects, liver dysfunction, and cancer. How can you avoid putting toxic pesticides into your body? Buy organic foods whenever possible. If you are on a tight budget, you can prioritize your purchases based on this list.

2. Soy, Tofu, and Edamame 1C915726-1BA9-457C-AB68-B489DDDEC3E9

If you choose to eat soy, tofu, or edamame (and many concerned with health and fitness have lately removed soy products from their diets due to concerns about the “antinutrients” and phytoestrogens contained in unfermented soy), be aware that 90 percent of soybeans sold in the United States are genetically-modified. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola of the Natural Health Center, “Since the introduction of genetically engineered foods in 1996, we’ve had an upsurge in low birth weight babies, infertility, and other problems in the U.S., and animal studies have shown devastating effects from genetically engineered soy including allergies, sterility, birth defects, and offspring death rates up to five times higher than normal.” Always buying organic soy will ensure that you avoid genetically modified crops as well as neurotoxins such as Chlorpyrifos and Malathion.

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source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza

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