Why should you buy Organic?

One reason alone -- the effects of pesticides on your Health!

Unfortunately, pesticides attack your body in lots of ways. Keep the list below handy the next time you find yourself at the grocery wondering if you should buy conventional strawberries rather than organic. Remember that all of the health conditions you may acquire will cost you much more than money; the effects of pesticides will cost you your health.

Effects Of Pesticides

Cancer

Scientists have linked pesticides with several types of cancers, including that of the breast, prostate, brain, bone, thyroid, colon, liver, lung, and more.

Diabetes and Obesity

Some researchers found a higher prevalence of obesity and diabetes in the participants with high urinary concentrations of a pesticide known as 2,5-dichlorophenol (2,5-DCP). It is important to note that 2,5-DCP is one of the most widely used pesticides on the globe.

Parkinson’s Disease

Long-term exposure to pesticides have been associated in over 60 studies with Parkinson’s. Use natural methods to keep pests and weeds out of your home and garden today. 

Infertility And Birth Defects

One of the most negative effects of pesticides is infertility. It is continuously found to be a result of exposure to these chemicals. Exposure to pesticides disrupts the endocrine system, wreaking havoc with the complex regulation of hormones, the reproductive system, and embryonic development.  Atrazine—a weed killer used in agriculture as well as on golf courses and which has been found in tap water may be responsible for the increased rates of infertility. This pesticide is often found in strawberry fields, as well as, apple and peach orchards.
What is the best way to avoid pesticide exposure? Don’t use pesticides and buy organic foods.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce that identifies what types of produce are most likely to be contaminated with pesticides. The EWG recommends eating organic versions of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ fruits and vegetables.



 
 
 

The Clean 15

Avocados
Sweet corn
Pineapples
Cabbage
Sweet peas (frozen)
Onions
Asparagus
Mangoes
Papayas
Kiwi
Eggplant
Honeydew melon
Grapefruit
Cantaloupe
Cauliflower

The Dirty Dozen Plus

Strawberries
Apples
Nectarines
Peaches
Celery
Grapes
Cherries
Spinach
Tomatoes
Sweet bell peppers
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers
Hot peppers
Kale/collard greens

 

Bridget Bergens