Some foods are grown in a way that exposes them to more toxic chemicals than others and some foods are notorious for being exceptionally filthy when you get them at the grocery store. Here is a list of produce you should make sure you buy organic to avoid the toxins. They may look healthy, but unless they are organic, they are contaminated:
Kale: Though a super food, kale is usually heavily contaminated with pesticides.
Lettuce: More than 50 different pesticides have been found on lettuce.
Potatoes : More than 35 pesticides have been detected in tests conducted by the USDA.
Grapes: Imported grapes can have over 30 chemical pesticides and raisins have high pesticide residue tests as well.
Spinach: Has tested positive for a whopping 50 different chemical pesticides. Frozen spinach usually has about the same amount.
Strawberries: A regular on the dirty dozen list, unfortunately these delicious berries have been shown to have over 60 different pesticides on them though frozen strawberries have less.
Apples: Over 40 chemicals have been found on apples. Apple sauce and apple juice also contained pesticide residue.
Peaches: We all love peaches, but not the 60 plus pesticides found on them. Canned peaches have much less but it is best to go organic.
Celery: Tests on this crunchy enjoyable veggie turned up over 60 chemicals.
Nectarines: Overall, 33 different pesticides have been found on these, though domestic grown nectarines tend to be less contaminated then imported fruits.
Bell peppers: Nearly 50 chemicals on these and every color variety of sweet bell peppers are contaminated.
Blueberries: Pushing over 50 varieties of chemical residues, these berries should be bought from the organic section.
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