dirty dozen

Buying Organic: Dirty Dozen from EWG

What are the current dirty dozen identified by EWG?  Also the clean 15!

You hear a lot about buying organic, and you also see the prices that can be associated with it.  Help narrow down what you should be spending that extra money on, because some organic purchases may not be necessary.

EWG identifies what they call the “dirty dozen” and the “clean 15” each year. This is based on pesticides that you could be ingesting by eating non-organic versions of the dirty dozen.  The clean 15 are those fruits and veggies that you are able to purchase from the non-organic section, without fear of exposure to chemicals.

Many of our patients have chemical sensitivities that could be triggered by the pesticides/chemicals commonly used on the foods we purchase.  This awareness, and a change in buying habits, can help avoid symptoms.

2018 Dirty Dozen (buy or grow organic when it is an option):

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Grapes
  6. Peaches
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Celery
  11. Potatoes
  12. Sweet Bell Peppers
  13. and a close #13:  Hot Peppers

Ready for the Clean 15?

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onion
  6. Sweet Pea
  7. Papaya
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mango
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew
  12. Kiwi
  13. Cantaloup
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Broccoli

To learn more about EWG, and to receive a free PDF of the dirty dozen and clean 15, go here.  All information obtained in this post about the dirty dozen and clean 15 was obtained from www.ewg.org .  We want to thank them for providing this valuable information.

If you are interested in discussing your nutrition and health goals with one of our doctors, use your patient portal or call (602)265-1774 Tuesday thru Saturday during business hours to schedule an appointment.

Simple Changes.  Powerful Results.



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