Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.9

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.

9. Tomatoes 4A97A071-7FF5-4EC4-B8C2-976F02C0328A

We use tomatoes in so many dishes. Did you know that just one large tomato contains almost a third of the recommended dietary amount of vitamin C that is essential for immune system health? Tomatoes also are one of the best sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. It’s best to buy organic because conventional tomatoes tested positive for many toxic chemicals including Chlorothalonil, a chemical that is considered to be a known carcinogen.

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source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza

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