The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen


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Wow.  The more I get wrapped up in learning about this the more it scares the bajeezus out of me!!


According to Alan Greene, MD, a clinical professor at Stanford University:  "More than 200 industrial chemicals found in NEWBORN BABIES at the moment of birth from studies in 2005." 


The Dirty Dozen
These fruits and vegetables listed below usually have a thin skin and are hard to wash, making it more difficult to remove pesticides. The Dirty Dozen tend to contain higher levels of the toxins, and therefore, it's important to always buy them organic.

• Celery
• Strawberries
 Bell Peppers
• Potatoes

The Clean Fifteen
The fruits and vegetables listed below have thicker skins, are more resistant to pesticides and are easier to wash. While thicker skin does not always equate to lower levels of pesitcides, Dr. Sears says that you probablywon't be harming your health by buying non-organic versions of these: 

• Onions
• Avocados
• Sweet Corn
• Pineapples
• Mangos
• Sweet Peas
• Asparagus
• Honeydew Melons
• Cabbage
• Eggplants
• Cantaloupes
• Watermelons
• Grapefruits
• Sweet Potatoes
• Kiwis