The Dirty Dozen and The Clean 15
If your wanting to make the move toward a more healthy lifestyle this is a very handy guide.
The Environmental Working Group or EWG has released its 2018 annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists, highlighting the fruits and vegetables most and least likely to harbor pesticide residues.
It serves as a solid reminder that we still have a lot of work to do when it comes to cleaning up the food system.
We advise choosing and growing organic as often as possible, but if you’re on a budget, sometimes it’s just not an option or your selection is limited, these lists help you focus your attention on avoiding the most contaminated fruits and veggies.
This list should also in no way deter you from eating fruits and vegetables, but it should make you aware of modern chemical farming.
Using chemicals to fumigate the soil and kill weeds, microbes and bugs has lots of unwanted side effects, not only on the human body but it includes killing soil health and beneficial microbes.
Pesticides are linked to dozens of health problems, including certain cancers, symptoms of ADHD, autism, Parkinson’s and a whole host of other issues.
For the full report go https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/