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Dr. Shayesteh: How clean is your food?

(WYTV) - How clean is your food? 

That's a good question actually.

The Dirty Dozen list recently indicates basically how much chemicals and pesticides we have in our food. Research shows, they did research, over 70 percent of all the fruits and vegetables, they were positive for some form of pesticides and chemicals in it.

So everybody has a right to ask, what's on my food? Because the chronic affect of these chemicals and preservatives and pesticides that are on our food, have significant health consequences. Research shows that long term exposure, especially to kids and pregnant mothers are really the most vulnerable for these especially because kids are growing. These chemicals are connected to birth defects, hormonal imbalances, certain forms of cancers are connected to that. Asthma, food allergies, food intolerance. Actually metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes and actually degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease are also connected.

One of the best ways to clean up is washing with vinegar. Take one part vinegar to four parts of water, soak it for 20 to 30 minutes and then after that, rinse it, that can remove most of these chemicals form your food and enjoy these delicious foods.


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