As you can tell I am totally on a health food kick.
I go back and fourth about organic stuff and buy it about 20% of the time.
I mainly buy the organic stuff for C and not my husband and I.
I was reading the new Parents magazine and they talk about the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen and thought I would list them out for you guys.
The Clean 15
6. Sweet Peas
9. Domestic cantaloupe
13. Sweet potatoes
The reasoning behind the Clean 15 is because most of the above have either a thick rind or covering that you discard (example, watermelon, pineapple), or a strong odor that naturally fends off pests such as onions or asparagus (courtesy Parents magazine August 2011 edition)
Now for the...
6. Imported nectarines
7. Imported Grapes
8. Sweet bell peppers
12. Kale/collard greens
Parents magazine says that if your family switches to organic that its possible to cut you intake of pesticides by as much as 80%. Now that is crazy. That's a lot of pesticides if you think about it. A pedi also says that the key is just to get your kids to eat fruits and vegetables whether they are organic or not.
I found the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen very informative as I have never thought about those things before. It will defiantly make me think twice next time I am buying produce. What about you?