Dirty Dozen Plus from Environmental Working Group

Renew You Challenge

Let’s start this week off right! 

Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us! 

The Environmental Working Group is at it again. This group is at the forefront of building consumer awareness about toxins in food and everyday products. They are famous for their Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists of the most and least pesticide laden produce. This year they have added green beans and leafy vegetables to the Dirty Dozen list (now Dirty Dozen Plus) because these two are commonly contaminated with organophosphate insecticides. Check out the new lists here.

This week, if any of the fruits or vegetables from the Dirty Dozen list are part of your diet, choose organic whenever you can. The widespread harmful effects of chemical pesticides to our bodies and the environment have only begun to be discovered. And what we know about them doesn’t look good. The more we buy foods grown with organic ingredients, the more organic ingredients will become available. Make the switch.

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