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Fruits, Vegetables, and Pesticides – Infographic

I love food and infographics. So when an infographic about food landed in my inbox, I had to stop and check it out.

I’ve never been one to go out of my way to eat organic. I’m acutely aware that some things are better than others when it comes to putting them into your body. But if you put two fruits or vegetables in front of me, I’ll always pick the one that looks, smells, and feels the best, regardless of how it was grown. Because I also know that the better one will taste, well, better. If the choicest one happens to be organic, all the better.

With that said, as I read some of the facts, certain things really stood out as alarming. Like, “The U.S. uses 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides a year, but only .01 percent reach the bugs. The rest contaminates our food, air, and water.” If that doesn’t make you rethink what you eat, I don’t know what will.

Maybe pesticides in food won’t kill me, I’m pretty sure they won’t, but they may have an impact on my kids, and their kids down the road. Eating a well-balanced diet has always been important, especially for children.

Proper nutrition impacts physical health, but more importantly for growing kids, it impacts brain health and functioning. Eating right can bring about more energy and influence positive results in school and concentration.

I’ll let you be the judge of the rest of the info. You can find the full version at Daily Infographic.

Fruits, Veggies and Pesticides Infographic

Posted Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 by by Easy IEP Help, under nutrition, Parents and Kids.

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