The 15 Cleanest Food Choices You Can Make—And The 15 Dirtiest

DECEMBER 22, 2015
8 Ways To Eat Clean And Stay Lean

Try all you want to avoid pesticides, sugar, and GMOs, you're still getting duped by confusing claims, hidden chemicals, and faux "healthy" labels. No longer: Eat Clean, Stay Lean is our clarifying new guide to dirty, clean, and superclean versions of your favorite foods (you can learn more about the book here). Below, check out the cleanest (and dirtiest!) versions of your favorite foods. (Take back control of your eating—and lose weight in the process—with our 21-Day Challenge!)

Hard-boiled eggs add protein and healthy fat to your salad and can help you absorb eight times more carotenoid antioxidants from veggies. But eggs produced by grain-fed chickens raised in cramped indoor cages aren't nearly as humane, nutritious, or safe as eggs produced by happy hens that roam freely in the sunshine and nosh on a natural diet. Here's how to make sense of the confusing labels.