Friday, April 30, 2010

The New Dirty Dozen

Environmental Working Group just released their updated version of the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen. Guess what made the bad list for the first time? Blueberries. How disappointing. Blueberries pack a tremendous amount of antioxidants and have really become popular as a health food, but don't be eating these without going organic.

Here's what Dr.Weil had to say about making choices:

If you'd like a new copy of the updated list which is shown on the right to keep in your purse when you go shopping, click here to download. I also like to keep a list taped inside the cupboard next to the sink, that way I know which produce items I really want to wash well if I haven't been able to purchase organically. But honestly, I'm like Dr. Weil... if I can't get it organically (the Dirty Dozen), I'd rather do without. 

Remember, it's all about balance and we each need to make our own choices, but resources like EWG's chart sure make those choices clearer! You'll still want to consider which items on the Clean 15 may be genetically modified. If we could only get a chart for that, too!

Hmmm... eating from my own garden is very appealing!


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