Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No. 11

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.

11. Grapes 4EFEB0EC-ED14-48CA-8E79-C8D4D26E0112

Grapes are a yummy treat that offer a variety of vitamin and mineral health benefits. They are a great source of calcium, iron and manganese that are essential for the production of healthy tissues. But did you know that conventional grapes often contain traces of Captan and Iprodione, both known carcinogens? Yuck! Buy your grapes organic to avoid sneaky pesticides.

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source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza

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