Admittedly, as healthy as I’d like to think I am, I’m not
a big fruit eater. In fact, my fruit choices are pretty limited
to blueberries, strawberries, cherries, and bananas.
And the berries and cherries I prefer frozen.
What can I say? I never really developed a taste for them.
Quite honestly, I think it’s probably a texture issue.
What about you?
If you do love fruit (like my wife and son, and apparently
daughter now), you need to be careful about the fruit
That’s why my wife insists we only buy organic fruit.
Again, you probably think I’m sounding alarmist.
Then again, according to the USDA, it’s not uncommon
for conventional blueberries to contain the residues of
52 – yeah – you read that correctly – 52 different pesticides.
Not one or two or even three – FIFTY-TWO!
One of them is called “Iprodione” and it’s a known carcinogen
and hormone disruptor.
Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?
This is just one of the 52 reasons my wife and I ALWAYS
buy blueberries and other berries that are organic, wild-grown,
or locally farmed by a farm that doesn’t use pesticides and
Other fruits fare no better.
I personally would NEVER eat these nor give them to
Quite honestly, I wish I could turn back the hands of time
about 70 years when it comes to food – especially fruit
and veggies. Seems like we were all healthier back then.
We’ve sacrificed the quality of our supply to meet our
As a result, I’m “forced” pay more now on the front end
because I’m simply unwilling to roll the dice with my health
in the long run and gamble that I’m not poisoning myself
If you feel the same way, you’ll want to read this article now.
Gotta run – at the airport on the way to teach at our first
OS Level 2.
P.S. The good news about this article on the 4 most
popular “toxic” fruits is that it not only identifies the
fruits, and the problems with them, more importantly
it shows you easy substitutions for them.
Very important, imho.