Friday, January 27, 2012

The "Dirty Dozen"

Here is a list of food that would be best if they were organic.
Because when tested, these foods routinely contained the highest levels of pesticides or chemicals on them (at least 30 different kinds - eeeh ghads!!)

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Nectarines
  • Grapes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Meat Products, Dairy Products & Egg Products  (double whammy on these because of both pesticides AND hormones/steroids/antibiotics. Ick)
Interesting little video that might help convince you :)

And ALL produce, organic or not, should be thoroughly cleaned with a non-toxic wash. This is the one I prefer, available at many local stores ( I get mine at Fred Meyer in the Organic section or Trader Joe's)

Envirrone Vegetable Wash..........Love it.
However, even a great washing can't remove the yuck from food, so it's best to go organic with them.  If you've got the extra cash, these would be next - better safe than sorry:

  • Onions
  • Avocados
  • Pineapple
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Bananas
  • Asparagus
  • Corn
  • Mangoes

1 comment:

  1. That video is craaaazy! Really they grow vines!??! I've had a sweet potato for over three vines :(