Transitional Healing

Facilitating Life’s Transitions

Avoiding Pesticides

Posted by Angela on January 24, 2007

An Environmental Work Group has issued the following lists of fruits and vegetables most susceptable to introducing pesticides into the human body.  Some ways to reduce your exposure to pesticides:   Naturally cleaning or thoroughly rinsing fruits and vegetables is becoming more important.  Consider organic for the Dirty Dozen (there is still debate as to the advantage of organic in other cases).   Consider raising your own where possible.  Buy from local known growers when possible. 

The ”Dirty Dozen” or worst 12

  • peaches 
  • apples
  • sweet bell peppers
  • celery
  • nectarines
  • strawberries
  • cherries
  • pears
  • imported grapes
  • spinach
  • lettuce
  • potatoes

The ”Cleanest 12” or least toxic for pesticides 

  • onions
  • avocados
  • sweet corn (frozen)
  • pineapples
  • mangoes
  • asparagus
  • sweet peas (frozen)
  • kiwi fruit
  • bananas
  • cabbage
  • broccoli
  • papaya

Living a healthy well-balanced life-style helps keep the immune system strong and allows the body to eliminate toxins and pesticides.


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