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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredYou can include enough organic foods on a tight budget. Watch the video to learn which nonorganics are healthy and safe.
Boston Women's Health Book Collective, answered
If finances prevent you from choosing all organic foods, you might simply make organic substitutes for the foods most likely to contain pesticide residues: meat, eggs, and dairy products, all of which contain fat. Most pesticides are made from petroleum, which is an oil, and therefore they dissolve and store most easily in fats (they are fat-soluble).
In addition, the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit advocacy group, found that the following fruits and vegetables contain the highest residues: apples, bell peppers, blueberries, celery, cherries, grapes (imported), nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach, and strawberries. Conversely, the following foods were found to have the lowest pesticide residue levels: asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cauliflower, corn (sweet), kiwi, mangoes, onions, papaya, pineapples, and peas (sweet).
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