The Science Behind the Law of Attraction Magazine December, 2016 - Page 32

I strongly recommend avoiding any product you know containing these toxic compounds, particularly non-stick cookware, but also foods sold in grease-proof food packaging, such as fast food and microwave popcorn. Clearly, if you?re eating fast food or junk food, PFCs from the wrapper may be the least of your problems, but I think it?s still important to realize that not only are you not getting proper nutrition from the food itself, the wrappers may also add to your toxic burden. 6. Non-Organic Pot at oes and Ot her Fresh Produce Known f or High Pest icide Cont aminat ion Your best bet is to buy only organic fruits and vegetables, as synthetic agricultural chemicals are not permissible under the USDA organic rules. That said, not all conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are subjected to the same amount of pesticide load. While Koch focuses on potatoes, as they tend to take up a lot of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals present in the soil, I would recommend reviewing the ?Shopper?s Guide to Pesticides in Produce? by the Environmental Working Group. Of the 48 different fruit and vegetable categories tested by the EWG for the 2013 guide, the following 15 fruits and vegetables had the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy or grow organically: Apples Celery Cherry tomatoes Cucumbers Grapes Hot peppers Nectarines (imported) Peaches Potatoes Spinach Strawberries Sweet bell peppers Kale Collard greens Summer squash In cont rast , t he f ol l owing f oods were f ound t o have t he lowest residual pest icide l oad, making t hem t he saf est bet among convent ional l y grown veget abl es. Not e t hat a smal l amoun