7 Everyday Foods That Are Bad For You

strawberries top the list of fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticides. Analysis of a single sample revealed residue from no less than 22 different pesticides


Better than butter, really? Like other greasy foods, margarine is rich in phenol 4-methoxy- (BHA), an authorized food additive in Canada.


Legumes are an excellent source of vegetable proteins and minerals, but it’s vital to soak and cook them.Dry kidney beans contain hemagglutinin, a toxin that can cause serious digestive symptoms.

Kidney beans

That beet spaghetti you made with your spiralizer might be pretty, but it could also be dangerous. Between 2014 and 2018, Quebec’s department of agriculture, fisheries, and food recorded no less than 110 cases of food poisoning caused by raw beets.


Since potatoes are sprayed intensively with pesticides and insecticides throughout the growing season, rinsing them doesn’t remove the residue.


Contrary to what you may have heard, celery is not made up of mostly water. More than 95 per cent of celery tested by the Environmental Working Group contained high levels of dangerous pesticides.


They literally leave a bad taste in your mouth: pine nuts can cause dysgeusia, or a metallic taste in your mouth.

Pine nuts

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