Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.4

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.

4. Cheese 7B901CFF-A684-4CD1-B342-C2F3D1AE7DE4

While the Federal Drug Administration regulates the ingredients of processed cheese, these non-organic cheeses can still present a ton of problems. For example, processed cheese is made by using heat and an emulsifying agent to mix many varieties of cheese together to produce the final product. This means the FDA allows a variety of emulsifying agents such as monosodium phosphate, calcium citrate and potassium citrate. What’s more, highly processed cheese likely comes from a cow that’s been treated with synthetic hormones to boost milk production. These cheeses can contain dyes and food coloring that has been linked to cancer too. Cheese is still a great source of protein, so if you eat it, choose to buy it organic.

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source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza

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