Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.18
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.
18. Sweet Bell Peppers
Red, green, yellow and purple bell peppers not only add color to your plate, but also potent nutritional benefits. One cup of pepper contains almost 100 percent of the daily requirements for Vitamin A and 300 percent of the daily requirements for vitamin C. According to the USDA Pesticide Data Program, conventional peppers tested positive for nearly 50 pesticide residues including Methamindophos, a poisonous chemical that, in very high does can be fatal. To be safe, always buy organic peppers.
source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza
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