Here’s another reason to eat organic if you’re trying to conceive. There’s solid evidence that eating fruits and vegetables with high pesticide levels is associated with a reduced chance of having a baby with fertility treatment. Women with the highest pesticide intake had a 26% lower chance of having a live birth according to a recently published study.

I’ve done the legwork for you and compiled these lists from the EWG, to help you choose wisely when buying or eating fruits and veggies.

These fruits and vegetables are highest in pesticides:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches
  6. Pears
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Bell Peppers
  12. Potatoes
  13. Hot peppers

These fruits and veggies are lowest in pesticides:

  1. Sweet Corn*
  2. Avocados
  3. Pineapple
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Papaya*
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangos
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew Melon
  12. Kiwi
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Grapefruit

*Some sweet corn and papaya may be grown from genetically modified seeds. To avoid that, choose organic.

If you’re trying to conceive, and would like help optimizing your fertility or fertility treatment holistically, I’d love to work with you. Together we can implement positive changes, naturally. Contact me here.

xo Jennifer

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