Guide to Organic Fruits
Perceived as a safer alternative, organic fruits are grown pesticide free on organic soil. They may not be as consistent as conventional fruit in terms of size and color, but they have the same nutrients (some even more). A growing number of people are switching to organic fruits because of health concerns related to ingesting pesticide residues often found in conventionally grown fruits.
While there are no conclusive studies indicating that eating only organic food can improve health, there are studies suggesting that it can lessen pesticide exposure. Children who were on a non-organic diet switched to an organic diet for 5 days, and the pesticides found in their urine before the switch disappeared.
The FDA has recently looked into which fruits have the highest pesticide residues, and among the worst are peaches, apples, strawberries, cherries, grapes, and pears. Consider buying them organically if you are concerned about how ingestion of toxic chemicals can affect your health.
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