Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.5

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.

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If you eat meat, it’s important to be aware that conventional meat contains hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides. There are pesticides found in meats and poultry because cows and other animals eat feed grown using synthetic fetilizers and herbicides, but the main reason that studies and most experts say you should buy organic meat is because of the dangers of hormones, antibiotics and additives which have been linked to cancer and other harmful heath effects. Organic meats can be expensive, but they offer great nutritional benefits. For example red meat is chock full of protein, iron and zinc.

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source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza

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