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The Results Are In! These Fruits and Veggies Have the Most Pesticides in 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 21:18
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by Dulce Ruby, Collective Evolution

If you’re like me, you have questions about the food you’re consuming – or as a general rule of thumb, you aim to be conscious & cautious of what goes into your body on the day-to-day.

What should we really consider is purchasing organic, so that we can breathe a little easier knowing our toxin intake is bare minimum but how do we really determine this?

Well, thankfully for us we won’t have to leave it up to luck or intuition to get the proper nutrients without the unwanted chemicals some produce carries. Every year, the Environmental Working Group tests a majority of the fruits and vegetables that make up the market in order to determine which conventionally grown produce contain the most—and least—chemical pesticides and luckily – It’s that time of year again.

Released early this morning, their 2018 report has found that nearly 70 percent of produce tested was contaminated with pesticide residues.

According to the report, strawberries, spinach, and nectarines were the worst offenders for the second year in a row. The average strawberry sampled tested positive for a whopping 20 different pesticides, and spinach had 1.8 times more pesticide residue by weight than any other crop. On the other end of the spectrum, avocados and sweet corn were the cleanest crops, with less than 1 percent of samples showing any detectable pesticides.

As a side, eating organic is ideal, but if you can’t, or when you can’t, it’s great to know what to stay away from. If keeping your being in optimal shape to connect with yourself spiritually is part of your goal, eating clean and putting harmonious foods into your body is a necessary step.

To read more into the known negative side effects caused by pesticides, Read Here.

Here’s the complete 2018 ranking, and you can take a look at the EWG’s official report here:

2018 Dirty Dozen

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Grapes
  6. Peaches
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Celery
  11. Potatoes
  12. Sweet bell peppers 

2018 Clean Fifteen

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Frozen sweet peas
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangoes
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew melon
  12. Kiwi
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Broccoli 

Make sure you share this article with family & friends to spread the knowledge.

Still want to learn more about this topic? Below are some more articles to dive deeper and gain more insight!

Let’s end this with a quote from Hippocrates:

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Remember, remember, re-member.

xx


http://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/04/10/the-results-are-in-these-fruits-veggies-have-the-most-pesticides-in-2018/

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  • Pink Slime

    I don’t even eat strawberries anymore, no matter how cheap. Quit apples and spinach unless organic.

    Didn’t know potatoes were highly sprayed.

  • Jango

    There is no such thing as organic anymore because of cross contamination by wind, rain, soil erosion and the like. Yes, organic may have a bit less but it’s still not pure, just more expensive. Best we can do is eliminate our intake of junk food, drink filtered water, use an infrared sauna often, and other detox procedures to give our body a better chance to eliminate the huge amounts of toxins we accumulate from everything we eat, drink, and breathe. One more reason why we are in the last days. Life simply cannot go on this way if we are to survive. Here is the end times timeline of events and how to prepare for it. http://www.itshisstory.com

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