EverythingHealth is designed to address the rapid changes in Science, Medicine, Health and Healing in the 21st Century. This site will sift through the vast amount of confusing data and simplify issues that are of interest to everyone interested in a healthy life and longevity. The writings on EverythingHealth are entirely my own views and opinions.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The Pesticide Dirty Dozen
The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit focused on public health. We know that the long term consequences of eating chemicals from pesticides used on our foods is damaging to our health. The EWG analyzed data from the FDA and found that people who eat five fruits and vegetables a day from the dirty dozen are eating 10 pesticides a day. We want people to eat more fruits and vegetables, but NOT to ingest more chemicals. Rinsing reduces but does not eliminate pesticides. What is the answer? Rinse completely and buy the following foods organic when possible.
The Dirty Dozen:
Summer is a great time to visit farmers markets. Fortunately stores like Safeway are now stocking organic fruits and vegies. Start with the dirty dozen and do your body a favor.
Got an iPhone? Check out this site and download the shopper's guide to pesticides app.