Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.17

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.

17. Strawberries

Strawberries have been linked to increased heart health and lower levels of bad cholesterol. And who doesn’t love a sweet strawberry in a refreshing dessert or in a summer salad? Before you toss strawberries into your next dish, be sure that they are organic. Conventional strawberries can contain many types of pesticide residue including Captan, a probable human carcinogen that causes rats to develop tumors.

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  1. Yikes, I just bought some non organic strawberries. Is it still bad to eat them even if you wash them thoroughly?

    • Hi Marisa;
      Like I tell all friends and family members if you have a tight budget at least try to do the vegetables and fruits since these are ones more likely to be Generic Modified. As a rule all Organic fruits and vegetables won’t be GMO (Generally modified) since they are not being spray with Monsanto Pesticides. Only GMO’s vegetables and foods (None Organic) get spray with Monsanto Pesticides.

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