Our society is built on convenience, and one thing we take for granted is how we eat. It’s much easier to open a can or run to the local fast-food place to get a meal, especially if you are constantly on the go. Often, we balance this off by picking up a colourful fruit or vibrant fresh looking veggie to toss into our bhudda bowls or as a side. Did you know that those 'fresh' produce items can often be worse than a tin can of pineapples? (ok, maybe not, but has it's share of pesticides!
One thing is for sure, what we eat certainly has an impact on our body’s performance – physically and mentally.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Each year the EWG shares the top 15 foods with the least pesticides (labeled the Clean 15) and the 12 foods with the most pesticides, called the Dirty Dozen based on 47 popular fruits and vegetables out of results of over 35, 200 samples tested.
Holistic nutrition in centered around eating foods that are as close to its natural state as
possible. It’s said to provide the fuel but most importantly be the medicine for the body.
Its countless health benefits can include and choosing the right foods with minimal pesticides can definitely aid in the quality of life and health. Just a few reasons why it's better to opt for more 'natural' foods.
A step towards a holistic lifestyle is avoiding the ‘Dirty Dozen and eating more of the ‘Clean 15’.
Dirty Dozen Fruits and Vegetables