Nutrition

Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food!

Which foods should be organic? Check out this list from Environmental Working Group”s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.

“Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticide in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce.

Commodity crop corn used for animal feed and biofuels is almost all produced with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, as is some sweet corn sold for human consumption. Since GMO sweet corn is not labeled as such in US stores, EWG advises those who have concerns about GMOs to buy organic sweet corn. “source

 

Dirty Dozen Buy these organic

1 Apple Apples
2 Celery Celery
3 Strawberries Strawberries
4 Peaches Peaches
5 Spinach Spinach
6
Nectarines
Nectarines – imported
7
Grapes
Grapes – imported
8
Red Pepper
Sweet bell peppers
9
Potatoe
Potatoes
10
Blueberries
Blueberries – domestic
11 Lettuce Lettuce
12
Kale
Kale/collard greens
Clean 15Lowest in Pesticide

1
Onions
Onions
2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn
3
Pineapple
Pineapples
4 Avocado Avocado
5 Asparagus Asparagus
6
Peas
Sweet peas
7
Mango
Mangoes
8
Eggplant
Eggplant
9
Cantelope
Cantaloupe – domestic
10
Kiwi
Kiwi
11
Cabbage
Cabbage
12
Watermelon
Watermelon
13
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
14
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
15 Mushrooms Mushrooms

Source: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/