Saturday, January 28, 2017
Always Avoid Non-organic Coffee
1) "In a recent study, scientists surveyed a random sample of 81 coffee farmers in eastern Jamaica... In the study, 78 percent of the farmers experienced symptoms related to pesticide handling, including dizziness, headaches, difficult breathing and tightness in the chest.” (Link)
2) Dr. Mercola says, "Coffee beans are one of the most heavily pesticides-sprayed crops. So, you should select only coffee beans that are certified organic. Remember, you will obliterate any positive effects if you consume coffee that's been doused in pesticides or other chemicals." (Link)
3) According to the CS Monitor, up to 250 pounds of chemical fertilizers are sprayed per acre of non-organic coffee. When you sip your conventional coffee, you are ingesting the pesticide residues, which contribute to many health problems including cancer and miscarriages in pregnant women.
Americans drink about 400 millions cups of coffee every day, and most of the coffee beans are imported. The U.S. Department of Agriculture actually has little control over the type and amount of pesticides used on imported coffee. The most effective way to protect against potential harm from the pesticides is to drink organic coffee." (Link)