Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 6 Disgusting Things That Will Make You Switch to Organic Produce

6 Disgusting Things That Will Make You Switch to Organic Produce


There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh produce at the grocery store. Unfortunately, many fruits and vegetables are simply layered with disgusting bacteria that can make you sick. In fact, produce is more likely to make you sick than meat, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

So, what exactly is making people who eat grocery store produce sick? There are a number of factors to consider, all of which should push consumers to consider buying organic the next time they head down the local produce aisle.

 

1. Pesticides

Unfortunately, many non-organic fruits and vegetables are covered in pesticides that can potentially make one very sick. A recent report from the Environmental Working Group, a United States-based health research organization, showed that many of the world’s most popular fruits and vegetables are coated in pesticides.

That list includes apples, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes, peppers, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, kale, collard greens, and squash. Less covered in pesticide, according to the EWG: Asparagus, avocados, cabbage, cantaloupe, corn, eggplant, grapefruit, and kiwi.

GMO pesticides

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

We Recommend

More on ActiveBeat
  • The Early Warning Signs of Menopause
    Perimenopause is referred to as the final cessation of your menstrual cycle and the time in which you will start to see and feel the signs and symptoms of menopause—including...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Man Up For These 12 Essential Screening Tests
    There are some health screening tests every man should do – because there's nothing manly about developing diseases, especially if you have risk factors based on lifestyle or...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Daily Use Household Items We Need to Wash More Often
    Most of us are quite diligent when it comes to washing certain household items, including dishes, kitchen counters, utensils, bathtubs, sinks, towels, and clothing.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 14 Bizarre Additives and Ingredients Hidden in Your Food Labels
    Fish in your beer? Bug shells in red yogurt, candy, and ice cream? Ewwww, processed foods contain some pretty gross ingredients.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Key Tips For Washing Your Hands Effectively
    Hand washing—it sounds like a fairly straightforward part of the daily routine. Most of us wash our hands at least a few times a day, and most often following a trip to the...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Common Contaminants Found in Drinking Water
    Let us start by saying that generally, in the U.S. public water is well-regulated and is, for the most part, safe to drink.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Kitchen Tools That Make Eating Healthy Easier
    Eating healthy isn't always easy. To help you and your family stay fit, you need to eat lots of healthy foods—like fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Listeria Food Poisoning: Who's High Risk?
    Just this week, a potentially dangerous listeria contamination triggered the recall of approximately 30,000 cases of fresh produce (i.e.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Busting Myths about Norovirus
    September is National Food Safety Month (NFSM). Introduced back in 1994, the focus for 2016 NFSM is (gross) “Notorious Virus”. Visit foodsafetymonth.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 14 Early Signs of Cancer Women Shouldn't Ignore
    Cancer can present itself with many symptoms, and having 1-of the symptoms we're about to list doesn't mean it's cancer – only a doctor can confirm that.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 12 Cancer Screening Tests Every Woman Should Get
    Cancer doesn't pick favorites, but there are certain types that are particular to men or women to look out for.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Sly Sources of Breast Pain
    As women, we’ve all dealt with tender breasts at one time or another. From a breast that is sensitive to pressure, to a set that screams “off limits” to your partner—breast...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Quick and Easy Exercise Tips for Working Moms
    If having a baby wasn’t enough of a shock to your workout routine, it’s a whole new ballgame trying to find time for exercise once you’re back to work.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • The "Dad Bod" is For Real, Study Shows
    The “Dad bod" is a real thing, according to a new study which finds that men can expect to gain a few pounds with the birth of a child. The study, which was led by Dr.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Diet Tips for Women with Endometriosis
    Endometriosis is a painful, chronic condition that develops when tissue (usually the endometrium or uterine lining) grows outside the uterus, spreading to areas like the outer...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice