Toxins stress our body. They require extra energy to encapsulate so they won’t harm us, or our bodies are required to excrete them or break them down into less harmful substances. We, at Aphrodite, are trying to lessen the load on our bodies to produce a healthy baby free of complications.
One way to reduce the stress on your body is to eat organic. Organic is expensive, however. Here is a list of foods that don’t need to be organic because they do not absorb pesticides or the skin of the fruit/vegetables protects the inside from pesticides.
Organic Only Foods
However, these foods must be organic while you are pregnant - they are often referred to as the Dirty Dozen. They are heavily treated with pesticides and absorb them. Pesticides are dangerous for mom and are linked to defects in the unborn as well as pregnancy complications. If you cannot buy organic, peeling apples, nectarines, peaches, and pears reduces your exposure.
Sweet Bell Peppers
Julia Erickson, the founder of Aphrodite Project, is a wellness authority who uses food, meditation, and movement to create extraordinary health and wellness. Julia's practice is focused on helping women thrive and heal from chronic disease. She is also mother of seven.