If you could avoid Parkinson’s, would you?
How about help your child avoid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other behavioral problems? Another no-brainer, right?
Opting for organic produce more times than not is one of the easiest ways to not only help keep your insides clean, but to keep the health of those you love intact. Need proof?
• Studies like one published in a 2011 issue of the journal Pediatrics have linked pesticide levels in foods to an increase in kids diagnosed with ADHD.
• In February, UCLA researchers found that if you have the kind of genetic makeup that makes you predisposed to developing Parkinson’s disease, your risk of diagnosis increases by two to six times if you live where pesticides are readily used on produce crops.
We can’t think of more compelling reasons to consider switching to an organic diet, a move that can lower levels of pesticide by-products in the urine by 85 to 90 percent. Seriously: 85 to 90 percent. An obscene difference that can come from one simple change, and precisely why we at The Juice Standard believe so strongly in using organic produce. And besides all the facts, it comes down to what our Marcella says to customers at least 10 times a day as she waxes poetic about the importance of organics:
“Who wants to drink a cup of pesticides, anyway?”