Buying organic food products should be in everyone’s mind nowadays since more and more producers are using chemicals to make their crops appear healthier and disease free. But these chemicals can cause harm to humans when digested. Here are some foods that you have to make sure are organically grown before even buying them. It’s not just for your safety but for your whole family.
When potatoes are grown the GMO way, it’s exposed to many chemicals that are retained in them even after you wash and peel off the skin. Potatoes have really thin skin that any kind of chemical applied or sprayed on it can easily penetrate the inside. Over time, this can cause health problems that would just add to our worries.
Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin K but they also have high pesticide content which is harmful to our bodies. The internal temperature of a cucumber is lower than the outer part which makes it ideal for the pesticides to get stuck in. Just like potatoes, even after you wash and peel them, there are still pesticides left in it.
Studies have shown that some hormones injected into cows to make them healthier can cause cancer on humans. Make sure that the beef you buy from your local store are from an organically grown cow just to be on the safe side.
Same with beef, milk comes from cows and the cows are injected with hormones to make them produce more milk. The hormones can be passed on to the milk that they produce. You could drink remnants of those hormones that you don’t really need.
It is better to refrain from buying celery that was grown the usual way because this vegetable has been consistently among the top pesticide retaining vegetables based on studies made over the years. Ask your seller first if they are organically grown for your own peace of mind.
Strawberries have little pits on their skin where pesticides can remain. Another study has shown that organically grown strawberries contain more antioxidants than those treated with chemicals. Antioxidants are necessary to keep our bodies healthy. They help in reducing toxic substances from within.
Peanut butter sandwiches are very popular snacks for children but did you know that some of them contain peanuts that are high in pesticide content? Make sure that the peanut butter that you buy is made from organically grown peanuts or better yet, make your own peanut butter from organic peanuts.
These are just some of the foods that you must check if they are grown organically before buying them. There are many more out there. The bottom line here is that we have to make sure that the food that we feed our family is safe and healthy for them. Raising a family is hard enough, but if they get sick because of the food that they eat is not a laughing matter.