Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.7

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.

7. Celery

Celery is a good source of vitamin C, fiber and some B vitamins. It is also very high in potassium, which may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But be careful when you buy celery at your grocery store! Conventional celery often tests positive for the carcinogenic insecticide, Chlorantraniliprole and developmental or reproductive toxins. So if you can’t get organic celery, opt to buy asparagus instead. Conventional asparagus is at the top of the clean produce list, which means it contains far less of these nasty chemicals.

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source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza

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