Why To Buy Organics!
A fruit allergy in this country, unknowingly to many people, may actually be the result of two entirely different problems.
The first problem is the allergy to citrus because of its citrus acid content. On an ingredient label you will always find this listed as citric acid. It is as common in processed foods as wheat and milk are. This is because it is used as a common food additive when used in processed foods.
The second problem is the rapid rise of environmental allergies which has been tracked back to be the culprit after an initial diagnosis of this type of allergy was rendered. But many fruits and vegetables, because of current growing procedures, are laced with low to high residuals of pesticides. With further testing, it has been decided the fruit itself was never actually the problem. It has been determined the actual cause could be because of pesticide problems.
Who Wins The Top Five For Pesticide Toxicity?
Research facilities currently have the capabilities of taking a sample of any piece of fruit and breaking down every pesticide that was used or that was present in the soil
(or other growing medium). Many of the top five (shown in no particular order) all show high incidences of fruit allergy among the population. These are:
All of these fruits are routinely checked to determine the percentage level of each individual pesticide found on any variety and then re-checked to determine just how many different pesticides can also be found per sample.
Unlike a fruit allergy or a tomato allergy (which is actually considered a member of the botanical family, the berry) where the symptoms are often transient and your system has time to digest and eliminate the offending food from your system, a pesticide intolerance is a continuous build-up in your system which leads to:
- damage to the nervous system
- carcinogenic effects (possible cancer inducer)
- hormonal imbalances
- skin, eye and lung irritations
All of these effects are because of the pesticides capability of killing off living organisms such as insects, plants or different fungi which can be present during a typical growing season. Obviously some of these harmful effects are also toxic to the human body.
What Are The Safest Five
It has never been proven but it has been observed, all of the safest fruits do have some type of hard or thick-skinned outer shell which is removed before ingesting
. Even though testing samples are taken while in shell and also after prepared to eat, the safest fruits always seem to be avocados, pineapples, mangoes, kiwis and papaya (be careful though because many papaya's are now being grown from GMO seed). Also, included in this list almost yearly is the domestic cantaloupe and grapefruit.
When you are trying to determine a substitution for citrus fruits only in cooking or baking, a vinegar-based product can be substituted (champagne, cider vinegar, white balsamic) and you will achieve close to the same end result.
So for safety's sake, the next time you visit the supermarket and wind your way through the produce section, maybe just think about re-checking the organic fruit and vegetable selections and believing that those few extra pennies are worth it for the health and safety of your family. There even could be a possibility with time, a reduction in your severity of symptoms may be noticed from your fruit allergy because of "ingesting" a cleaner variety of foods.
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