It's not always easy (or budget friendly) to try and buy everything organic. Here are the top 12 foods that you should purchase organic because of the high pesticide residue on them:
Sweet Bell Peppers
Notice how all of these fruits and veggies have a very thin skin. It's a good rule to remember-if it's thin, buy organic!
Pesticides can get into your system and wreck total havoc on your hormones. Studies from the Scientific American have shown that pesticides may disrupt male hormones. Thirty out of the thirty seven widely used pesticides blocked or mimicked male hormones according to their evidence. How disgusting! There are also tests showing that pesticide exposure can disrupt the female reproductive system, cause cancer, damage our endocrine system, and cause countless other acts of damage. Simply google "pesticides and hormones" and you will be thoroughly disgusted. I know I was!
Sources: Environmental Working Group and Scientific American