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The Best Non-Organic Produce by Jessica Sticht

The cost of food is going up and not everyone can afford to buy organic all the time.  If you are worried about pesticides on your food but your wallet can’t afford the price of organic, read on for a list of fruits and vegetables that are your best bet when buying non-organic.

Onions – Onions promote a healthy heart and may prevent cancer and even Alzheimer’s.

Avocado – Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fat.  They may help lower cholesterol and promote heart health.

Frozen Sweet Corn – The yellow variety of corn contains zeaxanthin, a phytochemical found to promote eye health and reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Pineapple – Pineapple acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing pain and swelling in joints associated with osteoarthritis.  The vitamin C and bromelain found in pineapple may also help in healing injuries.

Mango – Mangos contain beta-carotene which may help promote immune health and ward off cancer.

Frozen Sweet Peas – Peas are an excellent source of fiber and contribute to healthy digestion.  They are also an excellent source of vitamin K, A, and C.

Asparagus – Asparagus is packed with vitamin K and is known to help keep blood clotting properly.  It’s worth trying if you have an injury that needs to heal.

Kiwi – Eating two to three kiwis per day can reduce blood-clot formation in arteries.  If you are taking a long flight try eating a lot of kiwi’s to prevent keeps that blood flowing properly.

Banana – A study has shown that people who consumed two or three bananas per week had a 72 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer compared to those who consumed less than one a week.

Cabbage – Studies have shown that due to cabbage’s sulfur-rich compounds, it is known to prevent the growth of cancer cells, especially of the breast, ovaries, and colon.

Broccoli – Broccoli is full of vitamins and minerals which are found to protect against a huge list of cancers, including those of the colon, breast, prostate, pancreas, and stomach.

Eggplant – Eggplant can help the brain function properly as well as help lower cholesterol and has some anti-cancer potential.

The information provided is for general interest only and should not be misconstrued as a diagnosis, prognosis or treatment recommendation. This information does not in any way constitute the practice of medicine, or any other health care profession. Readers are directed to consult their health care provider regarding their specific health situation. Marque Medical is not liable for any action taken by a reader based upon this information.