Thursday, October 20, 2011

An Apple a Day?

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Everyone know that old saying, "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away."  Even the scientists are admitting to the truth in that statement due to the fiber, pectin and other healthful ingredients in apples.  But, did you know that 98 percent of non-organic apples have pesticide residue on them?  What's worse, they also top the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" list of the 12 most pesticide contaminated fruits and vegetables, along with bell peppers.

What can you do?  Probably, the easiest thing to do is to buy organically grown fruits and vegetables.  But there are some tips to save you money.  Usually, fruits and veggies with thicker skins don't necessarily have the same level of contamination as those with thinner skins, such as strawberries and blueberries.  Those that are loaded with pesticides should probably be purchased from you local organic grocer's.

Source:

Kadey, Matthew "98" Natural Health Magazine
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