Healthy eating experts recommend increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables to meet your needs for useful vitamins and minerals. But what to do with pesticides and nitrates, which have become an integral part of their composition? Can we really “wash” them and what are our other options?
It is no coincidence that more and more modern people are starting to grow their own fruits and vegetables. This seems to be the only sure solution if we want to eat really healthy. And most of all, to stop intoxicating our body with food. In big cities, the situation is even worse. Polluted air, daily stress, but most of all – lack of quality food.
Clean food or just looks like that?
Although we wash our fruits and vegetables thoroughly and peel them, this is no longer a sufficient precaution. According to new research, some modern pesticides are designed to soak into the inside of products to protect them from pests that enter and damage them. The next time you come across a crushed, stuffed or “wormy” apple, you can be sure that it does not contain pesticides. The imperfect fruits are real, and their shiny cousins are tuned with toxic compounds.
Be especially careful when buying certain fruits and vegetables. Some of them are far more permeable and contain huge amounts of pesticides, especially when grown commercially. These are strawberries, spinach, nectarines, apples, peaches, pears and cherries. And among the least affected by pesticides are corn, avocados, pineapple, onions and cabbage.
Although there is a regulatory system for the use of pesticides in fruit and vegetable production, this is by no means a sufficient measure. According to new research, even a very small amount of some pesticides can damage the functioning of the endocrine, nervous, excretory and other systems in our body.
The fact is that our liver is unable to cope with all the toxins that voluntarily and involuntarily enter our bodies. What can we do? In addition to growing our own food, we can take some measures to protect ourselves and our loved ones from toxic substances.
Buy organic food, but not necessarily from such modern organic stores. Look for small markets where you can still find home-made produce. Avoid buying fruits and vegetables from large retail chains. Do not underestimate the detoxifying regimens. They aim to cleanse the liver and our whole body of the already accumulated compounds harmful to our health.