Eating fresh produce is the best way to obtain the nutrients that support optimum health, but the pesticides used on many crops remain a major health concern. By choosing organic foods, you can reap the health benefits of fruits and vegetables without exposing yourself and your family to potentially harmful chemicals. Pesticides present real health risks, particularly to children and those with health concerns. The toxicity most commonly associated with pesticides in animal studies include disruptions in the normal functioning of the nervous and endocrine system, and increased risks of cancer. The following list is titled the Dirty Dozen…fruits and vegetables that are most contaminated when not grown organically:
Sweet Bell Peppers
Farm2Mountain can provide you with these items, both fresh and organic, straight from local farms in Riverside, Yucca Valley, and Chino Hills.
These items are seasonal, so stone fruits (nectarines, cherries, peaches) won’t be in season until summertime, but the rest of the items are available. This week, we will offer our T and D box containing some of our seasonally available dirty dozen fruits and veggies:
lb. red peppers