Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Clean and the Dirty

This time of year seems so much easier to stick to a healthy diet with all the fresh fruit and vegetables out there.  We recently came across this article and thought we would share.

There was recently a report done by the Environmental Working Group.  They listed the top 12 fruits and vegetables that rank highest in pesticides and the top 15 "Clean" fruit and vegetables.

The article suggests to buy organic.
On the "dirty dozen" list are:
1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Strawberries
4. Peaches
5. Spinach
6. Imported nectarines
7. Imported grapes
8. Sweet bell peppers
9. Potatoes
10. Domestic blueberries
11. Lettuce
12. Kale/collard greens
The group also lists the "Clean 15," or those that rank lowest in pesticide residues. These are:
1. Onions
2. Sweet Corn
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Asparagus
6. Sweet peas
7. Mangoes
8. Eggplant
9. Domestic cantaloupe
10. Kiwi
11. Cabbage
12. Watermelon
13. Sweet Potatoes
14. Grapefruit
15. Mushrooms
Please click here to read the full article.

1 comment:

Mommy LaDy Club said...

Great list!...thank you:) I am allergic to most fruits, so much of these I can't eat, but at least the ones I eat were on your clean list...yeah! Cheers from VoiceBoks:)