Pesticide poisoning is becoming increasingly common. There were about 7600 cases found between 2000 and 2008 in California. Two cases had to be hospitalized.
Farmers have to use pesticides in their crops. This is sprayed to prevent pest attacks. But they harm our health a lot. They are highly toxic.
They can cause cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, learning difficulties and birth defects.
To prevent diseases from pesticides, it is better to use organic products. They are grown with natural fertilizers and not pesticides. They are good for health. Look for organic foods in your grocery next time.
Organic foods are rich in anti-oxidants. Since pesticides aren’t used on them, the vitamins and minerals do not get destroyed. All the nutrition can be obtained from them when you eat such food. It improves your health.
The peels of citrus fruits like lemon are rich in anti-oxidants. They have more anti-oxidants than vitamin E. they protect your body from cancer causing free radicals.
Turmeric also has a good amount of anti-oxidant. It benefits your health in a number of ways.
– Decreases the risk of stroke
– Protects you from coronary artery disease
– Boosts immune system
– Has anti-inflammatory properties
– Controls blood cholesterol levels
– Prevents Alzheimer’s disease
Carrot, ginger and apple also have a lot of vitamins and minerals. Choose these organic foods to obtain maximum health benefits that these products have to offer.
The following is a recipe which has good anti-inflammatory properties. It has a good flavor and looks lovely due to its color. It promotes good skin, eyes, digestion and immunity.
Ginger, carrot, turmeric juice:
– 1/2 in piece of organic ginger root
– 3 or 4 organic carrots
– 1/2 in piece of organic turmeric root
– 1 red organic apple
– 1/4 organic lemon, peel and all!
– Mix all ingredients in a blender.
– Use any liquid base- coconut milk is the best
This recipe serves 1 person and takes 2 minutes to prepare.
Source: The Hearty Soul