Do your shopping carefully
It’s officially summer, which means it’s the best time to go to your local market and buy fruits and vegetables. Be careful though: not all products are equal. While many non-organic products can be consumed without fear, some of them have a large amount of pesticides. According to the Environmental Working Group , here are the top 5 types of summer products that contain the highest amounts of pesticides as well as suggestions for preferring other foods.
Note: wash all fresh products well to reduce your exposure to pesticide residues.
1 – STRAWBERRIES
The Environmental Working Group has shown that a simple sample of strawberries contains more than 20 different pesticides.
Buy instead: kiwis , papaya
2 – THE SPINACH
In equal quantities, the EWG showed that spinach contained twice as much pesticide as any other plant tested.
Buy instead: cabbage, sweet corn
3 – THE NECTARINES
More than 98% of the EWG nectarine samples tested positive for at least one pesticide.
Buy rather: the honey melon
4 – THE APPLES
One of the most common fruits is also one of the fruits that is most likely to contain a large amount of pesticides.
Buy instead: cantaloupe, mango
5 – FISHERIES
Like its cousin nectarine, it has been shown that the fishery contained one of the highest pesticide concentrations of any product tested by the EWG.