3 Things Everyone Should Know About Pesticides

By April 5, 2014blog
  1. They are designed to kill and intentionally released into the environment specifically into our food supply, but also in backyards, roadsides and other landscaped areas.
  2. Exposure to pesticides is known to cause various types of cancer, but also linked to a wide range of serious health problems including reproductive harm, endocrine (hormonal) disruption and increased autism risks among many others.
  3. These chemical poisons are not only extremely destructive to our bodies, but can really work against our fitness goals when it comes to building muscle and shedding fat. Pesticides are known to be endocrine disruptors that interrupt the natural balance of hormones in our bodies. Most commonly affected is estrogen and this interferes with the body’s ability to regulate fat storage and develop muscle.

3 Things about Pesticides


Best way to avoid pesticides? Buy organic whenever possible. And pay attention to the Environmental Working Group’s Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen List when food shopping.

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DIRTY • Apples • Celery • Cherry • Tomatoes • Cucumbers • Grapes • Hot Peppers • Nectarines (Imported) • Peaches • Potatoes • Spinach • Strawberries • Sweet Bell Peppers • Collards & Kale* • Summer Squash & Zuccini*
*Pesticides of special concers

CLEAN • Asparagus • Avocado • Cabbage • Cantaroupe • Corn • Eggplant • Grapefruit • Kiwi • Mangos • Mushrooms • Onions • Papayas • Pineapples • Sweet Peas (Frozen) • Sweet Potatoes

Referenced from the Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce 2013: www.ewg.org

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