Beware of the dirty dozen

We can’t always source organic food, and unfortunately in todays day and age a lot of our fresh foods that are best for nourishing our precious bodies are sprayed with an incredible variety of pesticides that when consumed can cause havoc in our digestive system.

If you have a compromised level of health or just want to be more proactive in proving your body with the cleanest foods possible there are some things you can do to make this happen.

The first things is to be aware of the “DIRTY DOZEN”

Below is the ‘Dirty Dozen List’. You can lower your pesticide intake by avoiding the 12 most contaminated foods listed as the Dirty Dozen OR even better you can keep all these wonderful foods in your diet and soak them in water with a couple of tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar to help draw out the pesticides/sprays from the produce. Soaking for half and hour then rinsing will do the trick!

The Dirty Dozen:

Buying organic versions of the following from local farmers markets, or home grown whenever possible are the best options for the following foods;

  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Capsicum

There are foods that are known to be grown in a better cleaner matter,. You can focus on having more of these in your diet if you chose to avoid some of the dirty dozen, but to be honest with you, variety is the key to optimum health when it comes to our fresh produce!

The Clean 15:

Conventionally grown items on the “Clean 15′′ list are generally low in pesticides these include;

  • Onions
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapple
  • Avocado
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Peas
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Eggplant
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloupe
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Mushrooms

Living in a world that is full of toxins in every direction we go, the least we can do is for ourself is eat as clean as possible. A fraction of effort can have a huge impact on your life……

Enjoy your fresh food for what it really could be.


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