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The Dirtiest Fruits and Veggies

By Carol Alt / Post / February 7, 2018

Giving credit where credit is due, I have actually had the the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) on my Fox News show. I found them to be very informed, and really digging into areas where nobody else was digging. As someone like myself once noted: everything hidden becomes seen the light of day. We are finding this out about a lot of companies- Monsanto just being one of them.In the same Spirit, EWG analyzed pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables and has come up with a list of produce that are the dirtiest, just clinging to pesticides!

It’s a problem in this day and age just how reliant we’ve become to this chemical intervention against insects, and it can come back to bite us in the form of all sorts of illnesses. Work like EWG is doing is vitally important in informing a public who has, for too long, been mostly complacent in what they’re eating.

Here is the list of top 5 offenders:

  • Spinach (twice as much pesticide residue as any other crop by weight)
  • Strawberries (20 different pesticides)
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • With the least amount of pesticides:

  • Sweet corn (make sure they’re not GMO’d)
  • Avocados
  • Pineapples
  • Cabbage
  • Onions
  • These pesticides can lead to all kinds of health issues, neurological issues, and cancer. Try to avoid them if you can. How do you avoid them? Either refrain from getting these vegetables, or make sure that you specifically get organic for the top five worst offenders! Being educated really helps– the reason I gave you the top five cleanest is so that you don’t have to worry about getting organic for them. They are naturally better than the top five worst offenders, obviously!

    Now you know why organic is so expensive. Because it’s healthier. And healthy is expensive.

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