Don’t eat if not organic…

The Environment Working Group (EWG) has published its 2017 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce. There are big differences in a number of pesticide residues on various fruits and vegetables. Certain crops are sprayed more heavily than others, giving them higher pesticide residues and making them more dangerous to you, your family, and the environment. Residues can remain even after being washed and in some cases peeled. If you care about your health, it is best not to eat these heavily contaminated foods. Foods with the highest pesticide residues must be organic.

The 2017 list is topped by strawberries as the most contaminated crop. One sample of strawberries measured with 20 different pesticides. In the number two spot is spinach. Spinach is followed by nectarines, apples, peaches, pears, cherries, grapes, celery, tomatoes, bell peppers, and potatoes. Except on rare occasion, do not eat any of these if they are not organic. Also, remember to sauna on a regular basis to get stored pesticides out of your body. See any of my books for more information on saunas.

Foods with the lowest pesticide residues included avocados, asparagus, cabbage, onions, and papayas. A word of caution regarding papayas, papayas from Hawaii is genetically modified. For this reason, I avoid them. Your best bet is to buy organic foods as much as possible; they consistently measure with higher nutrition and lower toxins.