Posted by: godswaytohealth | August 26, 2012

BE AWARE OF CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

If you can only afford to buy some organic produce this guide will help you shop wisely, so that you can avoid as much toxic residue as possible while still watching your budget.

The Dirty Dozen

Has its name due to their high levels of pesticides, when compared to other produce. If possible, purchase the following produce only grown ORGANIC.

1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Strawberries
4. Peaches
5. Spinach
6. Nectarines
7. Grapes
8. Sweet bell peppers
9. Potatoes
10. Blueberries
11. Lettuce
12. Kale/collard greens

The Clean 15

The following list are those that contain the lowest in toxic pesticides, so if you’re going to buy non-organic produce, these would be the ones to buy.

1. Onions
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Asparagus
6. Sweet peas
7. Mangoes
8. Eggplant
9. Cantaloupe
10. Kiwi
11. Cabbage
12. Watermelon
13. Sweet potatoes
14. Grapefruit
15. Mushrooms

Best idea is to consume products from a CSA where you can familiarize yourself with their growing practices or grow your own using natural methods to eliminate attacking insects. For a location near you check the following link. Local Harvest

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