Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.20
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.
20. Summer Squash & Zucchini
Summer squash contains 46 percent of the daily value for vitamin C in each serving. Unfortunately conventional squash and zucchini still contain traces of the banned pesticide ogranochlorine that is highly toxic to humans and wildlife. Look for organic options to ensure you’ll have a clean meal.
source: LiveStrong by Luz Plaza
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