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Jan 04

Buying Organic: Most and Least Contaminated Foods

organicThe world has become aware of the potential dangers of the food we eat. It has been revealed that exposure to pesticides has left many products unsuitable, with toxins potentially shared at the dinner table.

This frightens you, as it should. Yet, you wonder if all items must be labeled organic. It seems too great a burden to search through the endless aisles, trying to decipher additives and alkaline. Every decision therefore becomes a hesitation, a worry. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are products that can be chosen without care (just as there are goods that should be examined most deliberately). Contamination can be defined, its risks countered and recognized. You simply must consider your options.

Safe for Families:
Not every item must be proven organic. Instead, some offer their own natural solutions, such as:

1. Pineapples. Due to its unusual skin (a sturdy layer of scales and thick leaves) a pineapple is immune to pesticides. They simply cannot seep within.

2. Asparagus. Defending against pests forces farmers to soak their goods in chemicals. Asparagus, however, is the exception. It’s not coveted among insects and requires little protection.

3. Watermelon. Offering a potent coupling of slick exteriors (which are too smooth for toxins to cling to) and heavy rinds (which can’t be penetrated), watermelons are among the safest foods to eat.

4. Onions. Relying on down-soil coverage, rather than baring themselves to exposure, onions are rarely affected by chemicals. Their layers instead shield them.

5. Sweet Corn. While no one can argue that fertilizers are offered generously to corn, no one can also argue that such generosity is given beyond the stems and stalks. The kernels instead remain encased in their husks, unharmed.

 

Concerns for All:
There are some products that give cause for concern. The foods listed below are potentially dangerous in their toxins and should then be avoided.

1. Pork. Most of the meat we eat will contain elements of chemicals. However, pork is the greatest offender, with dangerous percentages of fertilizers found within. These remain trapped in the layers of fat and cannot escape.

2. Milk. Cows are often injected with antibiotics and growth stimulators. This leads to most dairy by-products being laced with toxins. Milk offers the most concern, reflecting high levels of hormones.

3. Apples. This fruit is sought by insects, forcing farmers to drench it with pesticides. This heightens the chances of contamination and, subsequently, illness. Apples are sprayed with an estimated 36 varieties of chemicals, each which slink through the skin and settle at the core.

4. Coffee. The rush of caffeine is always craved, but the beans shipped from foreign countries can offer unwanted consequences. Pesticides forbidden in the United States can still be used elsewhere. Coffee can therefore contain carcinogens and worse.

5. Green Beans: The growth cycles of green beans are tainted by constant chemicals. Over 60 forms of toxins are used to promote hearty crops, and this leaves the products unsafe.

Choosing organic produce can be a challenge. Understanding items and their risks, however, will eliminate concerns- and learning to grown, cultivate and harvest your own vegetables will help ease your worries a little. You can eat what you wish- you simply must recognize the potential worries.

 

Author bio:

This guest post was written by Christina Jenkins. She can found on Twitter at: www.Twitter.com/OhJenkies.

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  1. buy bulk food 

    Organic food are really essential,especially now that people tend to choose to be more organic. A lot of advantages organic food can give!

  2. Pest Control London

    Thanks for the list of least contaminated foods and i agree that pesticides are still not able to permeate inside the pineapple due to nature of its exterior.What do you think about coconut.

  3. Clay Miller

    Pest Control London,

    Coconuts would fall in line close with the pineapple. With its shell it does well in keeping out what should not get in there.

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