Which foods from the supermarket have the most chemical pesticides? The least? Which ones should you buy organically?
If you wish to eat healthier and more safely, this blog post shares some information many of us are not familiar with. Many of you wash your fruit before you eat it for safety reasons. Pesticides are used to increase plant yield and assure that the farmer can increase their odds of a great year. As more organic produce is available to us, knowing which fruits and vegetables are least likely to have chemical pesticides used on them allows us to consider paying alittle more for organically grown food. Check this out
The top 12 fresh produce items with the most chemical pesticides
Saturday, August 25, 2012 by: John McKiernan
(NaturalNews) With all of the different pesticides used to grow fruits and vegetables today you may wonder if it’s safe to eat any non-organic produce at all. The answer is yes, you should still be eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, whether they are all organic or not. Of course organic produce is better, but for many people the price difference is too great so they stick to regular produce, which is understandable.
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweighs the negative consequences of pesticide exposure. With that being said, there are some fruits and vegetables that are low in toxic pesticides and others that are much higher. If you can only afford to buy some organic produce this guide will help you shop wisely, so that you can avoid as much toxic residue as possible while still conserving your money.
The dirty dozen
The EWG (environmental working group) cleverly calls the 12 fruits and vegetables listed below the “dirty dozen” due to their high levels of pesticides, when compared to other produce. If possible, purchase the following organic produce.