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Dr. Weil on EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides

Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

Medical expert on natural health and wellness Dr. Andrew Weil in partnership with the Environmental Working Group shares the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen foods.

PesticidesHow Bad are These Chemicals?

We all need to do what we can to reduce our over exposure to pesticides. But what is the best way to do this?  One of the best ways is to buy foods that are labelled as certified organic. But, do you have to buy all foods as certified organic? Certified organic foods are not always available, and often the cost makes it not practical to buy them. Listed below is a guide to help you choose which foods to buy organic, and which you should reduce consumption of as conventional.  The “Clean 15” are foods you can purchase as non-organic if you are on a tight budget.

The Dirty Dozen (in order of contamination)
Apples
Celery
Sweet bell peppers
Peaches
Strawberries
Nectarines
Grapes
Spinach
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Blueberries
Potatoes

The Clean 15 (in order of least contamination)
Onions
Sweet Corn
Pineapples
Avocado
Cabbage
Sweet peas
Asparagus
Mangoes
Eggplant
Kiwi
Cantaloupe
Sweet potatoes
Grapefruit
Watermelon
Mushrooms

The Dirty Dozen - What to Buy Organic

http://dailyburn.com/life/health/dirty-dozen-buying-organic-infographic/

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