Many of the food and beverage products that would normally be healthy for us and which I would normally recommend for consumption are, unfortunately, sprayed with toxic chemical pesticides or are shot up with chemicals that could render their products less healthy.
Foods and beverages that are labeled and marketed as 'organic' are generally those that are grown naturally and not sprayed with insecticides or injected with chemicals that are not part of a natural process. These types of consumables are most often found in specialty stores, often referred to as 'health food stores.' They are generally more high-priced in these specialty stores than they are in conventional supermarkets but, for practical reasons of good health, they are worth the price.
However, cost may be a serious consideration for many people on tight budgets. My recommendation is that if you buy produce from the grocery store or from an outdoor vendor and it isn't organic, you wash and wipe it off thoroughly before consuming. For more helpful information on top foods in various categories go to my website, www.mackieshilstone.com.
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