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.
Pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene Won't Eat: Conventionally-Grown Potatoes
Why? Conventionally grown potatoes are saturated with pesticides. Because potatoes are grown so close to the surface of the soil, they're routinely exposed to fungicides and pesticides that are absorbed through the thin skin into the meat of the potato. This means that simply washing or peeling the potato won't be enough to get rid of these potentially toxic chemicals. One recent Harvard study showed that even low-level pesticide exposure may double children's risk of developing ADHD, which is especially alarming considering how popular French fries and mashed potatoes are with kids.