Toxin Load

When you think about the human body, it might just be easier to consider the liver as a filter. This filter is so important because it can store everything from toxins like heavy metals, to vitamins and even fat. With hepatitis, one of the easiest treatments is to make sure your “filter” doesn’t get too overwhelmed by work since it is still in the process of healing.

One way to support the liver is to minimize our exposure to pesticides; we can buy organically grown food, or just choose foods that tend to be most contaminated with pesticide residues:

Most Contaminated Foods

Fruits

1. Peaches

2. Apples

3. Strawberries

4. Nectarines

5. Pears

6. Cherries

7. Red raspberries

8. Imported grapes

9. Blueberries

Vegetables

1. Spinach

2. Bell peppers

3. Celery

4. Potatoes

5. Hot peppers

6. Green beans

7. Head and leaf lettuce

8. Cucumbers

9. Carrots

Least Contaminated Foods

Fruits

1. Avocado

2. Pineapple

3. Plantains

4. Mangoes

5. Watermelon

6. Plums

7. Kiwi

8. Papaya

9. Grapefruit

Vegetables

1. Cauliflower

2. Brussels sprouts

3. Asparagus

4. Radishes

5. Broccoli

6. Onions

7. Okra

8. Cabbage

9. Eggplant

To find out more about what pesticides and herbicides are in your foods and which foods are safest, view the web site foodnews.org. or ewg.org

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