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What Are The Dirty Dozen?
It’s a little daunting to find out that some of the fruit and vegetables that you need to consume in order to take this health journey, are considered “dirty”. Huh? Well, it’s true. There are a dozen fruit/veggies that absorb more of the pesticides than other produce and are called The Dirty Dozen. These you want to ALWAYS buy organic if at all possible. [This list is taken from EWG.org].
- Bell Pepper
Pesticides are sprayed on most produce, whether you purchase it from your local grocer or at your favorite restaurant. Studies have shown that not only pesticides but also herbicides and fungicides used on produce, nuts and even grains, have been linked to cancer. Another disadvantage to consuming pesticides is weight gain because the chemicals reside in the fat tissue of our bodies. Learn more about pesticides here.