Related Post - The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen Foods
Whether you are a parent feeding a family or are a single person or a couple- the motivation to eat organic food choices ranges from "without a doubt" to "it's very pricey".
As a Nutritionist working with the public for so many years, there is a lot of pressure for me to suggest that organic is the way to go. But what if you cannot afford to? Or your college,work or school cafeteria does not provide these items.
Then I'd like to offer you some quick tips for making alternative selections when it comes to Organic Produce vs Conventional.
1. Buy these produce items as often as possible- they are referred to as "The Dirty Dozen" as coined by the Environmental Working Group
I suggest you buy these organic as often as possible:
apples, celery, sweet bell peppers, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, grapes, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, blueberries, and potatoes.
2. These are called "The Clean Fifteen (tm)" and are considered the lowest in Pesticide for those who still choose not to purchase organic.
Onions, sweet corn, pineapples, avocado, cabbage, sweet peas, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, kiwi, cantaloupe-domestic, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, watermelon, and mushrooms.
Keep eating your produce. Wash it thoroughly,
In Good Health,
Nutritionist, Dietitian & Energy Worker