Eating Cancer Clean: What to Choose When You Can’t Go Organic

Everyone wants to avoid harmful pesticides and other chemicals that can present a danger to health. Sometimes, though, organic choices are not available or they’re too expensive. When organic produce isn’t an option, these choices are your best bet: Avocados This football season favorite always shows up in “Clean 15” lists as a fruit that seldom tests high for pesticides. Even though sprays are typically used on avocado farms, chemical additives don’t tend to make into the creamy flesh of this delicious produce. And avocados aren’t just for guacamole — toss them in your salad or use some to whip up easy homemade ice cream. Garlic & Onions The fragrance that make garlic and onions so tantalizing when they’re simmering in the kitchen is the same quality that make them ward off pests naturally. If organic is unavailable or too pricey, these veggies are generally a safe bet even when they’re conventionally grown. Same goes for other produce in the same family, like leeks and shallots. Pests generally leave them alone, so farmers don’t have to use as many chemicals. MORE: Three tips for going back to work after breast cancer Coconut If it’s been a while since you’ve treated yourself to a fresh coconut, it might be time to give it a try. Packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals, coconuts are delightfully flexible. Although coconut fly under the radar in many American culinary circles, studies show tha
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