Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15
These lists can be found at the following link where you can also download a convenient
Dirty Dozen iPhone app or Visit   http://foodnews.org/walletguide.php

More and more people are striving to eat healthier and buy organic foods to avoid the health hazards of consuming conventionally raised produce that contain harmful pesticides. However, many times it is not feasible for you to buy everything organic. An organization known as the Environmental Working Group has responded to this concern by conducting research on foods that consumers commonly purchase. They found that if you consume the recommended five fruits and vegetables a day from a list they call the Dirty Dozen, you would consume an average of 10 pesticides a day.
They also found that if you eat from a list of 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables you would ingest fewer than 2 pesticides daily. So, here you go…Introducing the Dirty Dozen and the Clean 15!…

Vegetables

Dirty Dozen – Buy These Organic
*Celery *Grapes (Imported) *Nectarines
*Peaches *Potatoes *Bell Peppers
*Strawberries *Kale/Collard Greens *Spinach
*Apples *Cherries *Blueberries

Clean 15 – Lowest in Pesticides
*Onions *Honeydew Melon *Kiwi
*Avocado *Sweet Potato *Cabbage
*Sweet Corn *Grapefruit *Asparagus
*Pineapple *Watermelon *Eggplant

These lists can be found at the following link where you can also download a convenient
Dirty Dozen iPhone app or Visit   http://foodnews.org/walletguide.php
…Now go out and enjoy your fruits and vegetables!

Dr. Brent Reiche