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14 Must-Buy Organic Foods

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Strawberries


Conventional strawberries are among the most pesticide-contaminated type of produce in the U.S. They receive up to 500 pounds of pesticides per acre. Researchers found 13 types of pesticides on 90 pecent of the strawberries they tested. However, it's well worth seeking out organic strawberries for their heart-protective, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. In one study, strawberries topped a list of eight foods most linked to lower rates of cancer deaths among a group of over 1,000 elderly people. Strawberries also provide protection against macular degeneration and rheumatoid arthritis.

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