The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15

It’s expensive to buy organic food! But with the effects that pesticides have on our body, you can focus on the “dirty dozen” when it comes to buying fruit and vegetables– those that come with the heaviest burden of pesticides. Even after you wash and peel these they would still have a dangerous amount. My husband carries the list with him so when he does the grocery shopping he’s sure to get the right thing.

Dirty Dozen:

  1. Celery
  2. Peachespesticides in fruit and vegetables
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Bell Peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Kale
  10. Cherries
  11. Potatoes
  12. Grapes (Imported)

Clean 15

  1. Onions
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet Cornpesticides on fruit and vegetables
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mangos
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Eggplant
  11. Cantaloupe
  12. Watermelon
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Sweet Potato
  15. Honeydew Melon

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