Avoiding the top 12 most contaminated foods
Everyone knows that pesticides are toxic and can pose health risks. But if you take a bite out of an apple, are you thinking that you’re ingesting pesticides, too? Many fruits and vegetables are sprayed with pesticides to prevent pest infestation and fungi from destroying crops. But they can also be toxic to humans and cause diseases such as cancer and central nervous system disorders.
You can decrease your pesticide intake by 80% just by avoiding these top 12 most contaminated foods and by switching to organic whenever possible:
Highest in pesticides (switch to organic)
Sweet Bell Peppers
Kale and Collard Greens
Lowest in pesticides
Even if you can’t buy organic foods, eat your fruits and vegetables and make sure to thoroughly wash food before eating. The health benefits of fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Consuming fresh food, even if it is not organic, is better than eating unhealthy processed food. Stay away from the lure of fast food and stick to fresh or frozen.