I’m sure you sometimes wonder if organic fruits and veggies are worth the extra price.
Especially when you can get a non-organic version on sale much cheaper. Is it really necessary to fork over the extra money?
A new study says that if you want to do everything you can to avoid a toxic and brain-damaging pesticide, you absolutely should.
The researchers analyzed over 4,000 people to see if a common and deadly class of pesticides called organophosphates would be found in their urine.
And they found that people who typically ate regular, non-organic food had over twice the amount of these bug killers in their urine than those on a mostly organic diet.
Organophosphates are really nasty chemicals that are very similar to nerve gas agents used during World War II.
And some foods are much more likely to be contaminated. Fruits like nectarines, peaches, apples and blueberries are high on the list, which are some that kids eat most – especially apples.
That’s even more urgent when you consider that organophosphates have been linked to the most common type of cancer in kids, acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
So if you can only pick one organic fruit to buy, choosing organic apples and applesauce for your family should be an absolute “must” whatever the price.
“Eating organic drastically lowers your pesticide levels” Leah Zerbe, February 9, 2015, Rodale News, rodalenews.com