This “Superfood” Is COVERED In Poison
I sure hope the spinach industry pays Popeye royalties – because that cartoon sailor made those guys a fortune.
My parents used to say that if you wanted to get strong like Popeye, eat your spinach.
It’s not bad advice! Spinach is one of the most nutrient-packed foods around, after all.
But it’s not as safe as it used to be.
In fact, government researchers have discovered that many types of spinach are COVERED in dangerous poisons.
Here’s how to make sure you don’t end up serving toxic spinach to yourself… or your family.
Spinach is a true superfood, packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, calcium and fiber.
Spinach protects your eyesight and even prevents cancer.
But spinach is only healthy if it’s organic.
Recent tests, conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), have found that nearly three quarters of inorganically-grown spinach contains residue from toxic insecticides.
The USDA assessed 642 inorganic spinach samples and found an average of 7.1 pesticides on each.
And one particular sample had traces of 18 different pesticides!
18 pesticides? Are you KIDDING me?
There are four pesticides, in particular, that accounted for the most residue.
Permethrin, a neurotoxic insecticide, was found on 76 percent of the samples. (Yes. Neurotoxic. This pesticide, alone, has been linked to tremors, seizures, abdominal pain, vomiting, headaches, and a whole host of skin disorders.)
And a trio of fungicides – mandipropam, fluopicolide, and ametoctradin – were found on almost all of the samples.
What’s more? 83 samples revealed residue of pesticides that are prohibited for use on spinach!
That’s right… the spinach was technically ILLEGAL.
I wouldn’t want any of this on my dinner table, would you?
And these numbers are significantly higher than the last time the USDA tested spinach for toxic contamination back in 2008-2009.
In fact, inorganic spinach contains far more pesticide by weight than any other crop tested.
The only way to avoid these toxins is to buy organic.
An extra dollar here or there is a small price to pay to avoid exposure to deadly toxins.
If you’re not buying organic spinach, it’s time to start.
In fact, inorganic spinach may now be the most dangerous vegetable in the grocery aisle. You’d be safer avoiding it altogether.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health