The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

The Environmental Working Group put together the “dirty dozen” list of fruits and vegetables that carry higher levels of pesticide residue.  These are the produce items that you should always buy organic, especially if you have children at home.  Pesticides are just one type of obesogen, or chemical that mimic estrogen within the body and disrupt our endocrine system.  Obesogens trick the body into storing more fat, slowing down metabolism, and turning on the hunger signals more often.  This basically means that you could eat as “healthy” as possible, exercise like a champ, and still have trouble losing weight.  

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