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Strawberries are not only a great sources of antioxidants they also contain Vitamins C, A, D, E, K as well as multiple B vitamins.  In addition to these vitamins, strawberries contain the following minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and sodium.  The key is to avoid commercially grown strawberries that are often contaminated with cancer causing pesticides.  One study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found one sample of strawberries that contained 13 different pesticides!  Although buying organic strawberries that are free of pesticides will likely cost more, saving money at the expense of ingesting cancer causing chemicals is a no win scenario!

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Additional resource: University of Illinois Extension: Nutrition – Strawberries and more 

When thinking about lowering our exposure to common pesticides, we often think that choosing organic foods is the one solution.  However, new information has come to light which stresses the importance of thinking beyond just the food we chooseScientists have recently learned a surprising number of ways that pesticides are making their way into our homes.  Read the full article below from that shows us how to do 5 simple things to significantly cut down our exposure to pesticides in our homes!