No I’m not talking about the famous movie. I’m talking about the 12 worse contaminated fruits and vegetables with pesticides. It has been reported that on the average there are 72 pesticides, larvaecides, herbicides and fungicides on store brought fresh fruits and vegetables.
In an earlier post I described the affect these chemicals have on eroding your immune system. Over time by eating fresh fruit and vegetables your body begins to store these toxic chemicals in fat to protect your vital organs of their negative health consequences such as cancer.
The table below lists the source and their worst contaminated fruit and vegetable.
|Greenthinkers||About.com||The Daily Green||Vegan-Nutritionista|
|Celery||Strawberries||Strawberries||Sweet Bell Peppers|
|Peaches||Sweet Bell Peppers||Sweet Bell Peppers||Cherries|
|Potatoes||Kale and Collard Greens||Kale and Collard Greens||Grapes|
The solution to this problem is to only purchase organic fruits and vegetables or to grow them yourself.