Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pesticides Linked to ADHD

Organic produce costs more than conventional, and sometimes it's easy to forget why we pay that extra money. Pesticides and fungicides have been linked to several negative effects, especially in children.

Other negative effects linked to the junk that's regularly sprayed on produce:
  • deficits in memory and motor skills
  • behavioral problems
  • childhood leukemia
  • other cancers
  • unhealthy weight gain

Remember the Dirty Dozen are the common fruits and vegetables that are most often heavily contaminated with chemicals, and make it a priority to purchase organic options for those on the dirty list.

Visit my juice feast blog, Candice on Juice, for a discussion of Managing Emotions and how food and juice play into that.
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