Organic food is less ubiquitous than pesticide-covered produce. It can also be pricier. But if you are eating any of the following foods, it’s worth buying organic, as they are more saturated with pesticides than any other foods.
Dairy cows are routinely fed hormones, antibiotics, and pesticide-covered grains, all of which can end up in your milk. The higher the fat level of the milk, the higher the level of pesticides. And toddlers drink lots of whole milk.
Apples are near the top of the high-pesticide-level list. They’re also a favorite of kids; apples, apple juice, and applesauce are among the most common foods eaten by children ages 1 to 5, according to a USDA survey. There are a lot of benefits of apples. So buy organic if you can.
Animal feed is often laced with antibiotics and synthetic growth hormones. Residue from these chemicals may still be present in meat. The use of antibiotics in food production could contribute to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Peaches and pears
Thin skins make fruits particularly vulnerable to pesticides. Some 90 percent of strawberries contain pesticides. This fruit is good for your health, it contains a lot of good nutrients. You must get the organic one to have a better life.
Pesticides may pass from chickens to eggs, and from there to the many foods you make with them. Organic eggs come from birds that eat organic feed and are not pumped up with growth hormone or dosed with antibiotics.