Monday, November 05, 2012

The Dirty Dozen vs The Clean 15

Since Amber and I have been trying to overload ourselves on fruits and veggies lately, I did a little research on the best ones to try and incorporate into our diets and I came across 2 lists. When you are juicing or eating fruits/veggies raw, it helps to do a little research to make sure that you are not ingesting extra amounts of pesticides
                                                           Source: almostunschoolers.blogspot.com via KandidlyKim on Pinterest


The Dirty Dozen
This is a list of fruits and veggies that are most likely to have more pesticides due to their thin skins that we sometimes even digest, like peaches. Studies show that if you are going to buy organic, you should try to buy the fruits and veggies on this list specifically to avoid consuming pesticides.

celery
peaches
strawberries
apples
domestic blueberries
nectarines
sweet bell peppers
spinach, kale and collard greens
cherries
potatoes
imported grapes
lettuce


The Clean 15
These guys are known for showing little to no traces of pesticides. And the fruits and veggies that were tested were NOT organic. The thicker skin protects the fruit/veggie from getting contaminated naturally. 

onions
avocados
sweet corn
pineapples
mango
sweet peas
asparagus
kiwi fruit
cabbage
eggplant
cantaloupe
watermelon
grapefruit
sweet potatoes
sweet onions

Information for this post was inspired and taken from THIS source.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this list, it will come in handy for me soon since my sister and I want to do a 3 day raw friut and vegetable cleanse this week.

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