Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Foods that contain high pesticide residue

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It's the new year and many of us have started those resolution diets.  We are supposed to be eating lots of healthy fruits and veggies, 5 or more servings per day, to get our vitamins and anti oxidants.  The problem is, all those healthy fruits and veggies are covered in pesticide. 

Organic produce is the better choice, but it can get expensive. Some foods tend to be "dirtier" than others therefore, it is better to buy the foods on the list organic. The following fruits and veggies are list as "dirty" because they have a high level of pesticide on them:

Apples,  Bell Peppers,  Carrots,  Celery,  Cherry Tomatoes,  Collard Greens, Cucumbers, Grapes, Hot Peppers, Kale, Nectarines,  Peaches,  Pears,  Potatoes,  Snap Peas, Spinach,  Strawberries 

They say, foods with thick skins that we peel, like bananas, are okay to buy non organic. We can same a little money that way. There is also a list of the Clean Fifteen. Click here to see more about food, pesticides & the Clean Fifteen.

Need some food ideas? Click here to visit the Healthy Recipes page.

Have a Healthy Day!


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