You may think you're filling your plate with healthy foods, but are you really loading up on hormones and pesticides? Learn how to avoid the foods the experts won't touch.
Are you piling your plate with foods the experts won't even go near? You may be surprised to learn what seemingly healthy foods are packed with hidden pesticides and hormones that could be sabotaging your health. Keep reading for the secrets to shopping for safer versions of your favorite foods.
How to Avoid Milk with Artificial Hormones
The Center for Food Safety estimates that approximately 60% of milk sold in the U.S. is already rbGH free. However, to make sure you minimize excess IGF-1 exposure, choose organic milk or milk that is marked as rbGH-free or "no artificial growth hormone added." By law, milk that fits into these categories cannot come from cows who have received rbGH. As a bonus, organic milk also has a slightly higher protein content than conventional milk.