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Health special: Get rid of the pest!

Pesticides is a dreaded word and these are not just affecting fruits and vegetables but even products like packaged tea, now.



Speaking about the current reports, Dr Amrapali Patil, weight management expert, says, “Though pesticide residue may stay on in our food, they break down eventually. This means, only negligible amounts remain in our food by the time we eat it. The breakdown time varies among pesticides. Hence, residue levels vary.”

According to her, washing and scrubbing can remove residue on the surface of fruits and vegetables.

“However, not all pesticides can be removed, especially those that have found their way into food substances. Some of these can cause gastro-intestinal, neurological, hormonal and endocrine problems. Therefore, a good option would be to consume only organic foods,” she advises.

Dr Khushboo Sahijwani, dietitian and nutritionist, emphasises that the consequences of eating foods having a chemical element becomes evident when one hits their 40s and 50s.

“These chemical substances decrease body stamina and the power to fight diseases in old age. Thus, organic food is the best option to help live longer and lead a healthy life,” she maintains.
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