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14 Must-Buy Organic Foods

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Celery


Pesticides were found on 96 percent of conventional celery samples. Celery has no protective skin, and it's just about impossible to wash off the chemicals used on conventional crops. Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C and can help to reduce high blood pressure. It's long been recognized for its diuretic activity — helping the body get rid of excess fluid — and for its cholesterol-lowering benefits. These days it's easy to find organic celery in most stores.

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