When it comes to food, quality is more valuable than quantity. A 2015 study by the Environmental Protection Agency found that consumers who often or always bought organic fruits and veggies and ate more produce had significantly less insecticides in their urine than those who bought only conventionally grown foods.

True, organic fruits and veggies are more expensive, but your health is worth the investment. Although you may not always be able to buy all organic, avoid the following produce items that are the most pesticide-laden.

  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Nectarines
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Spinach
  • Peaches
  • Bell peppers
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