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10 Most Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables

2. Celery

 

celeryCrisp, crunchy celery is a staple in the diet, largely because it goes well with many other vegetables and is very low in calories. Celery is also a vegetable that is difficult to peel, and given its number 2 position on the contamination list, organic rather than conventionally grown celery is your healthier choice. Some 96 percent of all celery samples tested positive for pesticides, and nearly 90 percent of the celery samples had two or more pesticides. One celery sample was found to contain 13 different chemicals. But chemicals aside, celery is an excellent source of vitamin K and a very good source of vitamins A and C, folate, manganese, molybdenum, and potassium. Celery also contains phthalides, which may help lower cholesterol levels, and coumarins, which have antioxidant properties.

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About Dr. Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, CNS, RH (AHG)

Dr. Geo is the Director of the Integrative Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center and the Chief Science Officer at Prostate Research Labs. Before joining NYU, Dr. Geo was a clinician, researcher and director of clinical trials at the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a licensed naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a Registered Herbalist. Dr. Geo is an author of the naturopathic entry in 1000 Cures for 200 ailments, by Harper Collins; March 2007 and “Prostate Cancer – Nutrients that may slow its progression,” Food and Nutrients in Disease Management – Maryland: Cadmus Publishing, 2009. He also serves on the editorial board of the Natural Medicine Journal.
 
Dr Geo is a frequent speaker at universities, medical schools and conferences on Integrative Health, nutrition and natural treatments for prostate disease. More on Dr. Geo

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