The Doctors TV Show did a show on 5 Minute Fixes for many everyday problems to promote their book The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health. One topic covered on The Drs TV Show today was about the link between ADHD and pesticides used on fruits and vegetables. Do you know which fruits and vegetables you must buy organic? This is a must-read for every American, but especially for parents of young children.
The Doctors: ADHD & Pesticides on Produce
The Doctors said that there is a pesticide used on certain crops, and a study found that 94% of children who ate this pesticide had compounds of it in their urine. The study also found that these kids were at the highest risk for have ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These pesticides are often found in blueberries, strawberries and celery and the only way to avoid the pesticides is to buy organic fruits and vegetables. However, organic can be expensive, which is why The Doctors put together a list of some of the most important pieces of produce to buy organic and some of the least important.
The Doctors: Dirty Dozen – Organic Fruit & Veggie Musts
Try to only buy the organic versions of the following fruits and vegetables:
– Bell Peppers
The Doctors: Clean 15 – Fruits & Veggies That Don’t Have to Be Organic
The Doctors said that the following 15 fruits and vegetables tend to have thicker skins and do not need to be purchased in their organic form as badly as the Dirty Dozen above.
– Sweet Corn
– Sweet Peas
– Honeydew Melons
– Sweet Potatoes