Pesticides can enter the body through inhalation, skin contact from contaminated soil, water, and foods. Over a period of time, pesticides can contaminate the body with toxins, free radicals, and waste products that stress the filtering systems of the body and reduce the body’s ability to fight diseases.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines pesticides as any chemical substance used to regulate, prevent, or destroy plants or pests. Pesticides are used throughout the world as mixtures called formulations, such as Roundup, a glyphosate-based weed killer tested as the most toxic herbicide and insecticide with carcinogenic properties.
Reduce contamination by shopping at local food markets where organic produce is sold, buy organic fruits and vegetables, or grow your produce at home. Eating organic fruits and vegetables from the produce section or grown at home means that you are ingesting high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber needed for balance.
Natural, whole, or organic food's connection to health and wellness can be easy for us to relate. As with all organic foods, none are grown or handled using genetically modified organisms prohibited by USDA organic standards.
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