All foods are composed of primarily water, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and trace (tiny) amounts of vitamins and minerals. Proteins, carbohydrates [CHO], and fats are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Proteins add nitrogen to their chemical structures.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulate and monitor pesticide use and residues in conventional foods. The real question is: Will grocery store food harm you as some have claimed?
Well, here is how it works… Our Heavenly Creator has made our bodies to detect and rid themselves of harmful chemicals that are not part of the normal dietary process. Hypothetically, let us say your toddler accidently put dirt into his mouth. His stomach would be the first place that could detect harmful bacteria or chemicals. The stomach may throw it back up and out of the body. Most harmful bacteria would be destroyed in the very acidic [pH 1.5] stomach fluids. If harmful substances get past the stomach and into the intestines, then the body might trigger diarrhea (increased peristalsis) to rid the body. Nothing can get into your bloodstream until it passes through the intestinal wall. This “wall” is amazingly selective and specific for what the body wants. It is almost impossible for a foreign or harmful substance to make it past this barrier, because it does not have a carrier (or a gate code to get through), so it stays in the intestines and just passes. But let us say that something foreign or bad did make its way in… then the liver acts as a super filter and traps it and breaks the chemical apart, rendering it harmless. The now cleaned/filtered blood goes through the hepatic vein and is then disseminated.