Shoppers guide to pesticides

Pesticides are used to protect food from being harmed by insects, fungus, bacteria etc. However, they have detrimental effects on our health as well. A few harmful side effects experienced when consuming foods high in pesticides is children having high deficit disorder, stomach pain, diarhhea, excess salivation, suppressed immune system, breast cancer, infertility, bronchitis, asthma, skin disorders, organ failure and much more.

An issue many of us face is price and conveniency. So what if we can not afford to feed our entire family all organic foods? It is alright you can still eat organic without making everything in your wallet disappear!!! Remember as always small changes yield huge results!! Listed below are the products that have the highest pesticides, so these should be shopped for organically. The produce with the lowest amount of pesticides can be purchased in the non organic section.

Do not forget to wash your produce!! You can disinfect and clean in lemon juice or white vinegar. You can locate the recipes for the veggie washes here on the blog.

Products with the highest amount of pesticides (Buy organic if you can)

  1. APPLES
  2. CELERY
  3. STRAWBERRIES
  4. PEACHES
  5. SPINACH
  6. NECTARINES
  7. GRAPES
  8. BELL PEPPERS
  9. POTATOES
  10. BLUEBERRIES
  11. LETTUCE
  12. KALE
  13. COLLARD GREENS

Products lowest in pesticides (organic always great but if you can not afford to go all organic these foods are recommended and safer to eat not organic)

  1. ONIONS
  2. CORN
  3. PINEAPPLES
  4. AVOCADO
  5. ASPARAGUS
  6. SWEET PEAS
  7. MANGOS
  8. EGGPLANT
  9. CANTALOUPE
  10. KIWI
  11. CABBAGE
  12. WATERMELON
  13. SWEET POTATOES
  14. GRAPEFRUIT
  15. MUSHROOMS

HAPPY SHOPPING:)

 

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