Most important foods to buy organic – the “Dirty Dozen”

If you’re making a Paleo diet transition or trying to establish a clean eating lifestyle, it can be expensive to go at it in one fell swoop. Below are the number one foods that should always be purchased from organic sources. They’re commonly referred to as the “Dirty Dozen.”

Government standards allow non-organic commercial growers to produce these foods using the highest pesticide loads, as compared to other fresh fruits and vegetables. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates there are 29 traces of pesticides in the average American body. The Dirty Dozen, by far contain the most which make them the most important to purchase from certified organic sources.

  • Apples k7252-65i
  • Celery
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Snap Peas
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Bell Peppers

If you would like to see which pesticides, how much, and the toxicities of each, check out this website: What’s On My Food?

 

 

 

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