Monday, May 5, 2008

Which Fruits and Veggies Should You Buy From the Organic Aisle?

If you’re like me, you want to get the healthiest food possible for your family but with prices going up, it’s hard to eat all organic fruits and veggies. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put together a list of fruits and veggies, listed from most contaminated with pesticide residue to the least contaminated.

Here are the top 10 MOST contaminated fruits and veggies:
  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Lettuce
  9. Grapes - Imported
  10. Pears
Here is the top 10 LEAST contaminated fruits and veggies:
  1. Onions
  2. Avocados
  3. Sweet Corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mango
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi
  9. Banana
  10. Cabbage

Here is their complete list, from worst – meaning avoid conventional and buy organic – to best – meaning it contains the least pesticide residue.

Guarding our families from the toxins in the environment will help us avoid health issues like cancer, neurological and reproductive problems and even allergies and skin problems.

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