8  Everyday Foods That Are Bad For You

Strawberries: Strawberries top the list of fruits and vegetables containing the most pesticides. 

Fiddleheads: Fiddleheads, or croziers, as they’re also known, are a spring delicacy if you cook them right. They have to be soaked and rinsed at least three times, steam-cooked for at least 10 minutes, rinsed again, then roasted.

Kidney beans : Dry kidney beans contain hemagglutinin, a toxin that can cause serious digestive symptoms.

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

Beets: That beet spaghetti you made with your spiralizer might be pretty, but it could also be dangerous

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

Celery: More than 95 per cent of celery tested by the Environmental Working Group contained high levels of dangerous pesticides.

Cherries: Just like plum and peach pits, cherry pits contain amygdalin, a chemical compound that turns into hydrogen cyanide when consumed.

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