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What’s on Your Food? June 24, 2009

Filed under: Environmental Wellness,Nutritional Wellness — aprasek @ 5:03 pm

What's on my food?

Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of E. coli and salmonella hanging out IN our foods. Those nasty bacterias are chilllin with things like trans fats, artificial colors, ground up bugs, MSG and other junk. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. It’s also vital that we know what’s ON our foods.  

Here’s a great site to help:  The Pesticide Action Network provides a tool that lists all the nasty chemicals sun bathing on your apple, almond, cucumber, etc. Find the tool on the right side of your screen when you open the link- just click on a food item and see what chemicals are used in its production.

It’s also important to remember that these chemicals don’t just sit on the plants; they also enter the soil. Some of these chemicals may also be taken into the plant by the roots. Thus, the chemical enters the fruit; so peeling won’t get rid of the culprit.

Moral of the story? Buy organic from trusted farmers or your local grocers. Organic will cost you a bit more, but it’s worth the investment. Not only are you contributing to the health of our environment, you’re also feeding your body with more densely nutritious foods. This will help keep your body and mind healthy, which likely equates to less money spent on medical bills.

At the very least, be sure to buy organic for the “Dirty Dozen” (conventional produce that is covered with the most chemicals). Find the “Dirty Dozen” list here.

 

Peace & Love 🙂

Aimee

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