The Dirty Dozen
For some, switching to organic food may not be entirely possilbe. In this case, knowing which crops have the higest levels of pesticides may be important. There are 12 crops known as the "Dirty Dozen" cause they contain the highest levels of pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research organization in Washington DC. These crops, above others, should be purchased in organic form whenever possible.
Sweet bell peppers
Sweet corn (frozen)
Sweet peas (frozen)
Exerpted from "Survive! A Family Guide to Thriving in a Toxic World" By Sharyn Wynters, ND and Burton Goldberg, LHD.Sharyn Wynters is a naturopath with over 30 years of experience in health and wellness. Her book provides descriptions of areas of concern regarding toxins, offers suggestions for healthier solutions and provides lists of products and companies that provide safer alternatives. For more information and to purchase this incredible book check out: www.wyntersway.com