Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.6
Adding 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.
An apple a day is a great way to keep the doctor away. That’s because apples are a great source of fiber, and they help keep your digestive tract in tiptop shape. Apples can help improve cardiovascular function and lower bad cholesterol. Sadly, these sweet treats were ranked highest on the list of pesticides in produce. According to Pesticide Action Network’s website WhatsOnMyFood.org, 88 percent of conventional apples contain residues of Thiabendazole, a possible carcinogen. Even after a good wash, a conventional apple still contains traces of toxic chemicals. You can avoid these by buying organic apples.
source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza
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