Top Lists – Worst and Best Foods
It seems every day there is a new list of worst or best foods. A few of those lists have perked my interest recently. This first one really grosses me out!
The Dirty Dozen is a list of the dirtiest produce from the supermarket. How many are on your shopping list? The EWG has a list for you:
These are labled the Dirty Dozen Plus™
by the EWG and their suggestion is to buy these organic or better yet, grow them yourself. This list is in order of worst to least contaminated with pesticides, from your grocery store:
Apples, Celery, Sweet bell peppers, Peaches, Strawberries, Nectarines (imported), Grapes, Spinach, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Blueberries (domestic),Potatoes, Green beans and Kale.Most of this produce can be grown by the consumer. Which to me seems to be the best option for knowing what is really in and on your food.
If you went to the EWG site,
you most likely saw the list of the least contaminated produce:
The title of this list is the Clean 15™
These were found to have Lowest levels of Pesticide, in your store:Onions, Sweet Corn, Pineapples, Avocado, Cabbage,
Sweet peas, Asparagus, Mangoes, Eggplant, Kiwi, Cantaloupe (domestic), Sweet potatoes, Grapefruit, Watermelon, and Mushrooms.
This would be a good list to put in your coupon caddy to keep handy while you shop. In fact, the rest of these “lists of the week” I will call them, are good to have handy too.
Want to help your brain function? Well Dr. Mercola has a list for that. Not much surprising on this list, we have all heard that fish is brain food and organic dairy and produce are always recommended for powering the brain. There is one surprise, and its the number 1 Mercola pick. Read his article.
Dr. OZ has his list too. If you like to spice things up, and have some control over the aging process, see the 10 herbs to fight the effects of aging that Dr. OZ recommends
and start fighting!
A list can be found for almost every food category you can imagine, from foods for better sex, to just plain foods to eat healthy. These lists are great places to start eating for life and health. Consumers should be aware of what and where their food comes from. Personally, I do not want to eat pesticides or genetically enhanced foods. Buy organic and buy local, or just get back to basics and grow your own!