by Nita Riggs Samuels, Health & Wellness Writer | Updated September 22nd, 2023
A warning about strawberries...
So on List #1…
…as you know, it reads, “strawberries stimulate apoptosis, the natural death of cancer cells.” GREAT, thumbs up! BUT, before you get yourself another yummy strawberry:
BONUS TIP #1: WARNING ABOUT STRAWBERRIES
WARNING: ALWAYS eat ORGANIC strawberries, ALWAYS! Do not EVER buy them as conventional non-organic…
It’s waay too dangerous–seriously, this is one fruit you should absolutely, always buy organic. So why the fire alarm when it comes to avoiding non-organic, conventional strawberries?
WARNING: Non-organic strawberries are too dangerous.
They're #1 on the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" list for 2023.
"Dirty Dozen's" a list of the most contaminated fruits and vegetables
loaded with numerous pesticides.
Please always buy your strawberries organic, or don't buy them at all!
Strawberries have once again topped the Environmental Working Group’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list for 2023. Each year this list highlights the most contaminated non-organic produce that you should always stay away from.
Q: Is this really something to worry about?
A: You bet it is! According to the EWP, the USDA tests found that conventional/non-organic strawberries contain dozens of pesticides and chemicals that are “linked to cancer, reproductive & developmental damage, hormone disruption and neurological problems.”
It was also found that “strawberry samples contained residues of 81 different pesticides in various combinations.”
YIKES! Well, that’s all I needed to know–which is why I’d say it’s wise to keep your eyes peeled when shopping for strawberries.
And unless they are true organic, my advice is this: DON’T touch them. Ingesting pesticides–no thanks, I’ll pass on that one.
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