A co-worker gave me this list today and I thought I would share it all with you. It’s a list from foodnews.org that lists which foods are highest in pesticides and therefore should be bought organic for peak healthiness and which foods are lowest in pesticides and are ok to purchase in your standard grocery store.
The list is as follows:
THE DIRTY DOZEN (buy thse organic)
- Sweet Bell Peppers
That list is also known as “Lilee’s favorite fruits and vegetables” I’ve learned that the more I like it the more likely the odds that I should buy it organic.
Clean15 (these are safe to buy in the store)
- Sweet Peas
- Sweet Potatoes
That list is also known as “The food stuff that Lilee eats because it is good for her even though it is not nearly as delicious as the Dirty Dozen foods listed in list #1.” That’s a long name though so I just stick to Clean15. Really though…let’s compare #’s to #’s. #1 to #1 would be Apples vs Onions. Please…as if it’s a competition. Apples win!
So there you have it, just in case anyone was curious. List #1 = highest pesticides so buy organic. List #2 = lowest pesticides so it’s ok to buy from your standard store.
To quote (or at least steal the creative glory from) the Dos Equis guy – “Stay Healthy My Friends.”