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Holistic Health Awareness About Pesticides on Fruit and Vegetables

High Pesticide Fruits and Vegetables and Alternatives

Have you ever asked yourself why your skin burns and blisters if you bask in the sunlight all day and the skin of
fruits and vegetables do not? No matter how burning the sun is, your fruits and veggies stay healthy looking as can
be while we, as humans, get burnt to a crisp.

The answer? Nutrients called “phytochemicals” that these veggies and fruits have in abundance. Phytochemicals protect
them totally from the devastation of excess sunlight. Why do I make this point? Because an abundance of the right
nutrients protect us from heart attack, stroke, auto immune diseases, etc., etc., etc.

Back in the early 1900’s we had no problem getting good nutritious food. We were able to get vine ripened fruits
and vegetables fresh from the farm almost daily. Our grown food was not picked green but allowed to ripen naturally.
What is the difference? Here’s an example:

Green tomatoes vs. vine ripened tomatoes picked from the same vine. A sample of each is run through laboratory
analysis where the results are printed out as a wave length graph with high and low peaks. The high and low peaks
representing phytochemicals. The two graphs are laid one on top of the other.  The green tomato had all short
peaks and the vine ripened tomato had very tall peaks demonstrating that the green tomato had a diminished amount
of phytochemicals and the vine ripened tomato, a large amount. When the green tomato was allowed to ripen, then tested,
the amount of phytochemicals did not increase.

The moral of this example is that we need to supplement our food with quality nutritional supplements that are
not found in our foods today in order to get the nutrients we need.

The other problem we have is the amount of pesticides used on particular crops that cause us long term health problems
unless we purchase organically grown produce. Pesticides effect on human body systems weakens our immune response,
which in turn leads to disease as toxicity builds up in our tissue and organs.

However, you can sidestep harm and still eat vitamin-rich foods. If you cannot find these foods organically, here
are some great alternatives that contain the same valuable vitamins and minerals.

High-Pesticide Foods

Strawberries
Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
Healthy Alternatives: Blueberries, raspberries,
oranges, grapefruit, kiwifruit, watermelon 

Bell Peppers
Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
Healthy Alternatives: Green peas, broccoli, romaine,
lettuce 

Spinach
Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
Healthy Alternatives: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts,
asparagus 

Cherries
Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
Healthy Alternatives: Oranges, blueberries, raspberries,
kiwifruit, blackberries, grapefruit 

Peaches
Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C
Healthy Alternatives: Nectarines, watermelon, tangerines,
oranges, grapefruit 

Mexican Cantaloupe
Main Nutrient: Vitamins A and C  and potassium
Healthy Alternatives:
U.S. cantaloupe grown from May to December, watermelon 

Celery
Main Nutrient: Carotenoids
Healthy Alternatives: Carrots, broccoli, radishes, romaine
lettuce 

Apples
Main Nutrient: Vitamin C
Healthy Alternatives: Watermelon, nectarines, bananas, tangerines 

Apricots
Main Nutrient: Vitamins A an C and potassium
Healthy Alternatives: Nectarines, watermelon,
oranges, tangerines 

Green Beans
Main Nutrient: Potassium
Healthy Alternatives: Green peas, broccoli, cauliflower,
Brussels sprouts, potatoes, asparagus

Eat healthy…take good nutritional supplements…live long…have a great quality life. To your good health and
longevity! Because you’re worth it!

Ira Marxe
CEO, Good Health Supplements

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When viewing the above recommendations, you can also reduce some of the exposure to pesticides by purchasing an
organic vegatable and fruit wash to help you eliminate the pesticide residue on your fruits and vegetables.

Is the government doing anything about pesticides in our foods? In my opinion, they are not doing near enough but
they did institute the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA).

This law amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). It strengthened the health-based safety standard for pesticide residues in all foods.

It
uses “a reasonable certainty of no harm” as the general safety standard. It requires EPA to consider all
non-occupational sources of exposure, including drinking water and residential exposure. It requires evaluation of
exposure to other pesticides with a common mechanism of toxicity when setting tolerances.

Source: The United States
Environmental Protection Agency.