Prioritise Your Organic Buying with the “Dirty Dozen”
I have always believed in self care and the body’s ability to heal itself and through my own research, I have witnessed the effects that food can have on the health of my family and me. In wanting to learn more, I decided to become a health coach because sharing my knowledge with Fabsters seemed like the natural next step. And so six weeks ago I enrolled onto a year long course with Integrative Nutrition to become certified as a health coach. It’s early days yet for where this journey might take me but the weeks have flown by because I am genuinely excited by what I am learning.
This week, we learned about the “Dirty Dozen“, a list — published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) — of the most pesticide-contaminated produce. If you’re in a quandary about when to buy organic, knowing the twelve items on this list will help your decision making. By only buying organic with these twelve items, you will significantly reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals.
Dirty Dozen 2018
- Tomatoes/Cherry Tomatoes
- Sweet Bell Peppers/Hot Peppers