The Organic Dilemma

There are some new studies out showing new stats on how damaging pesticides and even I was shocked. I think most of us know that they're bad for us but it's still a bit scary seeing specifics on what they do to our brains (actually lowering our IQ for one!) Buying all organic gets a bit spenny but if we at least buy most of the 'Dirty Dozen' organic or grow some of the easier ones ourselves then it can make a big difference 🌱

The Dirty Dozen (highest in pesticides, best to buy organic)
1. Apples
2. Celery
3. Strawberries
4. Peaches
5. Spinach
6. Nectarines
7. Grapes
8. Sweet bell peppers
9. Potatoes
10. Blueberries
11. Lettuce
12. Kale

A good rule of thumb is: If you eat the skin make sure it is organic or sprayfree!

The Clean 15 (lowest in toxic pesticides, generally safe to buy non organic)
1. Onions
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Avocado
5. Asparagus
6. Papaya
7. Mangoes
8. Eggplant
9. Cantaloupe
10. Kiwifruit
11. Cabbage
12. Watermelon
13. Sweet potatoes
14. Grapefruit
15. Mushrooms

Quick tip: To reduce pesticide/herbicide residue on vegetables or fruit cover with water and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and soak for 10mins. Drain and then dry. Organic foods are higher in nutrients though, so it's still best to buy them when you can.

By: Sunniva

My mission is to encourage and inspire people to be their healthiest self, to be full of energy and vitality and find a lust for life. I believe this is the best foundation we can have to go on and do incredible things, because let’s be honest – you can’t take over the world when you’re sick and exhausted! I can fully attest that the amount of energy you have is directly connected to your level of success, so focus on raising your vibration and see what magic unfolds.


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