15. Non-organic fruits
There is evidence that shows that red meat is actually a good thing in your diet, but in small, infrequent amounts. Grass-fed beef contains conjugated linoleic acid that actually fights against certain cancers.
However, in a study done over a 10-year period, eating red meat every day, even a small amount, increased a man’s risk of dying from cancer by 22 per cent and a woman’s chance by 20 per cent. A separate research study has shown that eating a lot of red meat increases the risk of breast, prostate and colon cancers.
Red meat seems particularly dangerous when talking about colon cancer. A study done in the United States followed almost 150,000 people
Fruits that are non-organic are contaminated with some very dangerous pesticides such as atrazine, thiodicarb, and organophosphates, as well as highnitrogen fertilisers.
Atrazine, which is banned in European countries, is a weed killer that causes severe problems in humans, especially in reproductive capabilities. A 2009 study found that when pregnant women drank water contaminated with atrazine, their babies had reduced body weights.
Conventional foods are also subjected to an enormous amount of these types of chemicals as well as hormones, to make the fruit and veggies grow bigger. Apples are probably the worst offenders, followed by oranges, strawberries, and grapes.
Washing fruit does not remove 100 per cent of the residue. Pesticides are toxic chemicals to insects as well as human beings.