Tuesday, January 8, 2013

0 What Are The Dirty Dozen & What to Buy Organic

The dirty dozen are the 12 produce that you should ALWAYS buy organic. These 12 items are HIGHLY saturated with pesticides that basic washing could never remove.

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You consuming any of the dirty dozen means you are consuming an average of 14 different pesticides a day!

BUY THESE ONLY IF THEY ARE ORGANIC: 

1. Apples
2. Celery 
3. Sweet bell peppers 
4. Peaches
5. Strawberries 
6. Nectarines (imported) 
7. Grapes
8. Spinach
9. Lettuce
10. Cucumbers
11. Blueberries (domestic) 
12. Potatoes 

PLUS these additional items: 

*Kale/Greens
*Green beans
*Meat, poultry, eggs and all forms of dairy
* Zucchini 
*Rice 
*Gluten free ANYTHING
*Corn (usually is genetically modified if not organic) 

Here are the "Clean 15", they contain very few pesticides 

1.  Onions
2. Sweet Corn (I'd still buy organic due to GMOs) 
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Cabbage 
6. Sweet peas 
7. Asparagus 
8. Mangoes 
9. Eggplant 
10. Kiwi
11. Cantaloupe (domestic) 
12. Sweet Potatoes - for some reason they are resistant to pesticides unlike their cousins, the potato. 
13. Grapefruit 
14. Watermelon 
15. Mushrooms

Eat well!!

Happy Living!

Xoxo, 

~Mary



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