Meet food’s “dirty dozen”

FoodWhen you’re trying to eat healthier, there are many things to consider including choosing organic foods. However, sometimes going organic is not particularly economical or convenient. If you have to decide when to choose organic, there is a list out there called the “dirty dozen” on I found it very interesting and thought I would share it with you.summer-peaches

Organic foods are defined as those produced without modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, that do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.

This list of the most and least contaminated foods can help you make healthy decisions when circumstance won’t enable you to go all organic.

12 most contaminated

– peaches
– apples
– sweet bell peppers
– celery
– nectarines
– strawberries
– cherries
– pears
– grapes (imported)
– spinach
– lettuce
– potatoes

12 least contaminated

– onions
– avocado
– sweet corn (frozen)
– pineapples
– mango
– asparagus
– sweet peas (frozen)
– kiwi fruit
– bananas
– cabbage
– broccoli
– papaya