Every single day our bodies are being polluted with harmful toxins that can be found in the healthy foods we eat, including the 4 fruits below. While fruits are supposed to give us vitamins and minerals to boost our immune systems and energy levels, unfortunately that’s not always the case.
You see, over 80% of all fruits sold in the United States alone have been contaminated with some pesticides. Some of the side effects of eating fruits with pesticides include unexplained obesity and sudden illness. There’s no escaping this dangerous scenario.
Even as you’re sitting there reading this article, your body is storing toxins. As time passes, toxins accumulate more and more. In fact, studies have shown the average person accumulates over 14 pounds of toxins each year!
The good news is that in this article I will identify 4 fruits that you need to be aware of and share with you some “healthier food alternatives” as well that you can start eating today! These alternatives can cleanse your body from harmful toxins, help you burn off stubborn body fat and rid your body of aches and pains.
These food swaps you’re about to discover are not some sort of complex or strict diet but an easy to follow solution. All you have to do is take 5 minutes to read what these food swaps are and you can begin to discharge toxin build up in your body in less than 24 hours.
Swap These For Those And Cleanse Your Body
That’s correct! Simply replace these 4 fruits with these healthier “food swaps” to start cleansing your body from harmful toxins today.
Toxic Fruit #1: Strawberries
Spring season means we get to enjoy some fresh and tasty strawberries. The only problem is these fruits are not just loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. According to a new report released from the USDA, strawberries contains at least 13 different pesticides in them.
In fact, 90% of the strawberries in the U.S. comes from California where dangerous chemicals are filling the fields. Studies have linked cancer, neurological damage, hormone disruption, and even birth defects to PESTICIDE EXPOSURE.
For instance, a Pesticide Action Network Analysis of pesticide residues using USDA data found 54 different pesticide residues were detected among strawberry samples. The testing turned up nine known or probable carcinogens, 24 suspected hormone disruptors, 11 neurotoxins, 12 developmental or reproductive toxins, and 19 honeybee toxins.
Strawberries can make you sick from the toxins and pesticides contained inside of them. These chemicals may alter your thyroid, which is the hormone our bodies use to burn off calories. In other words, you’ll be more likely to gain weight faster.
Solution to Toxic Fruit #1…
Buy strawberries from either County Line Harvest or Eatwell Farms as they are very low in pesticides. Simply contact your local grocery store or farmer’s market to see if they have these brands. Even better, you can find a local farmer to sell them to you which means you save more money. If you buy them during the spring time, you’ll save even more money as strawberries are “in-season”!
Toxic Fruit #2: Raisins
Raisins have gone through a process where the water is removed in order for the fruit to have a longer shelf life much like other dried fruits. During this process, most of the healthy vitamins also leave the fruit.
Sure, these raisins have plenty of fiber but they also have more than 3 times the calories per serving than fresh grapes due to the preservatives that have been added to them. Yikes!
Even worse, they are LOADED with sugar and sulfur to preserve the raisins and make them last longer. Sulfur gives raisins the brighter color to make it more appealing to the consumer. The extra sugar will obviously cause your belly to gain unwanted fat.
Solution to Toxic Fruit #2…
Always buy “organic grapes” as opposed to raisins. The benefits include more antioxidants to boost your immune system to fight sickness and diseases, plus you’ll lose weight faster.
Toxic Fruit #3: Canned Peaches
Peaches are one of the healthiest foods you can eat only when it is in its natural state. The processing of canned fruits eliminates the rich antioxidants that help our bodies fight off diseases and prevent us from getting sick. When the can is sealed, the container is heated to extreme temperatures to kill all organisms inside which is why the food has a long shelf life and doesn’t expire.
The downside is all of the antioxidants are also killed in the process. This means you lose all of the healthy nutrients needed to fight off diseases but still get all the fake sugars that are added to it that ultimately causes you to gain weight and become sicker.
As if this weren’t enough, peaches are one of the most contaminated fruits in the world. Non organic peaches are loaded with harmful pesticides that are especially toxic to our nervous system. If left unattended, this could potentially cause nerve damage.
Solution to Toxic Fruit #3…
Buy Balakian Farms or Bella Vida Orchards peaches as they contain minimal pesticides. And always ask your local grocery store or farmer’s market when these fruits are “in season” as you’ll save a lot of money.
Toxic Fruit #4: Nectarine
This specific fruit is loaded with amazing health benefits! Nectarines help to boost energy levels and fight diseases as it is loaded with rich antioxidants. The problem is a majority of nectarines grown have been compromised and are loaded with dangerous pesticides.
Just like strawberries and peaches, even after washing them, up to 67% of the pesticides still remain. Over time, these pesticides can build up toxic stores inside our bodies which makes us more likely to get diseases later on in life.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, pesticides in foods can disrupt our body’s hormones. Not to mention we’ll gain some extra fat in the process.
You simply can’t afford to put your health at risk with long term consumption of pesticides.
Solution to Toxic Fruit #4…
It is best to eat this fruit organic as you’ll eliminate any harmful pesticides that can damage your body in the long term. You can shop at your local grocery store or farmers market to get organic nectarines.
Well, there you have it; a nice list of 4 fruits that you need to be careful with. What about fruits like bananas and oranges? Since those have a thick skin, the pesticied never actually come into contact with the fruit you are consuming so you are safe with those. The same is true of grapefruits and melons.
Eat healthy and stay toxic free!
Editors Note: For more information on unsafe foods and toxic ingredients, check out Anthony’s page here: http://101toxicfoodingredients.com
About the Author
Anthony Alayon is the owner of Health Reporter Daily, is a best selling fitness author, and creator of the 101 Toxic Food Ingredients They Never Told You About. He is also creator of the Fat Extinction Program and co-creator of The University of Abs. He has over 12 years experience in the fitness industry. Anthony is a writer for Natural Muscle Magazine and has been featured in major online publications such as the NY Times About.com site to Bodybuilding, Bodybuilding.com, Labrada.com and HugoRivera.net. Be sure to check out his Toxic Foods website below:
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