Which Fruits and Veggies to ALWAYS buy organic

Below are the 12 with the most pesticide residue and the 15 with the least. Because I believe the health of the planet and ourselves is interrelated and that chemicals can have a cumulative effect I like to only support organic farmers. It isn’t always possible --this list is great to have and to share with friends/family who would like to eat cleaner but are overwhelmed and need a place to start. 

Good news is that organic doesn’t always mean more expensive, often it will be the same (green peppers last week at Safeway) and I have certainly seen over the years prices come down as the demand and awareness has grown. I remember in 1997 seeing an organic mango for sale at a little health food store in Whitehorse for $9! It was delicious ---I’m kidding (!) …I opted for the apple…student budget. (-:

Best case scenario is to buy organic and local whenever possible.

DIRTY DOZEN – BUY THESE ORGANIC …

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CLEAN 15 – LOWEST IN PESTICIDE RESIDUES …

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Take a screen shot so you have it with you when you are out shopping! To your health and a healthier, toxin-free world (-: xo, Dr. Monika