Fruits and Vegetables are a necessity of life. There are multiple reasons why mom was right when she told you to eat your fruits and veggies. They provide your body with fiber, digestive enzymes and antioxidants,minerals,vitamins, probiotics, etc.
Whole foods such as vegetables and fruits are foundational for any holistic nutrition program and/or natural weight loss program
Here’s the problem nowadays. These “health” foods are now being spread with tons of chemicals such as insecticides and herbicides.These chemicals are so toxic that they will literally destroy your body from the inside. Over time, these toxins build up in your body and start to cause little symptoms that will eventually lead to big symptoms and finally to full blown disease.Because of this build up of toxins, it is really important that you become proactive in your health and not a victim of disease. Nowadays it is really smart to go through a natural weight loss and detox program is crucial. A healthy weight loss program will shed weight permanently and give you back your vitality.
A good rule of thumb: Any fruit, vegetable, nut or seed that is really popular and common is highly sprayed due to mass production so avoid them like the plague and buy organic.The absolute best way to get your fruits and vegetables is buying the fresh and organic produce from your local farmers.
If buying fresh fruits and vegetables is too expensive, then either avoid the items listed below, or only buy these items organic and the rest of your fruits and vegetables scrub with a fruit and vegetable wash that is sold in stores.
These are the top 5 produce items having the most pesticide residue. (only eat these organic!)
2. Bell peppers (green and red)
3. Spinach (tied with number 2)
4. Cherries (grown in the United States)
5. Peaches (grown in Chile)
Other foods that you need to buy organic
It’s eye-opening to consider the facts when shopping for produce. The thought that the healthiest foods on the planet have the ability to cause cancer.
I do believe that the health benefits from eating fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks from ingesting the pesticides on them. Scrubbing with a fruit and vegetable spray and/or peeling the skin off can decrease the amount or chemical residues that you ingest. Another tip is to buy your produce from local farmers and in season. Local farmers won’t spray their crops for long-distance distribution.
Making sure that you eat a lot of organic, raw vegetables is essential to get rid of belly fat and to improve your long term health.
Dr Charles Livingston is a structure/function doctor who specializes in advanced nutrition, detoxification and weight loss. He is also the author and creator of http://www.greenlifeweightloss.com which teaches healthy “green” principles for shedding weight fast and naturally.