Why You Should NEVER Buy the Shiny Apples at the Grocery Store

So you're sauntering through the grocery store and you get to the fruit. That shiny, beautiful apple is staring at you in hopes that you'll grab a bagful of the crisp, delicious and healthy fruit and be on your way. But before you do, there's something you need to know: you should never buy the shiny apple. apples Shiny apples in the grocery store aren't doing any favours for your health. Far from natural or fresh-picked, food producers shine apples up with a shellac in order to restore the natural wax of the fruit, which is often lost once washed. Other uses for the shellac are to prevent bruising as well as prolong their shelf life. What's so bad about a little shellac? "Commercial apple coatings are either shellac or carnauba-shellac based. These materials are associated with nonfood uses such as floor and car waxes," says a study about apple coatings by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. This wax is found on non-organic apples, which are also known to come in at the top of the list for the most chemically-laden fruits in the United States. Your best bet is to opt for organic to avoid consuming chemicals that can only lead to bad things. In a study published this year by Environmental Health Perspectives, it was discovered that those who opt for organic produce are less likely to have organophosphate pesticides in their bodies, which is the "most commonly used insecticides in the United States for more than three decades." [caption id="attachment_109128" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption] Do you ever buy the shiny apples? Source: Popsugar

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