Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.10

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.

10. Cucumbers B4FC33AE-DC18-438A-B80D-BC67F24B457A

Eaten either fresh or as a pickle, cucumbers have numerous health benefits though. Add them to salads or slice them in spears to eat alone or with a healthy dip. Cucumbers are rich in vitamin A, vitamin K and potassium. Unfortunately, many cucumbers contain 35 pesticide residues like Endosulfan, an insecticide that is so toxic that it’s gradually being phased out globally.

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source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza

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