Where consumption of Organic whole foods provides our bodies with the highest nutritional support and gains, it’s not always realistic and economically savvy.
A quick reference for a more educated and healthier decision
- Certified Organizations
When Organic is simply not realistic
- Educating yourself on the Dirty 12; Clean 15 list and selecting wisely
Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list of the top twelve worst pesticides contaminated produce foods and the top 15 clean foods www.ewg/Org
The Dirty Dozen
High residues of pesticides and other foreign chemicals found on non–organic fruits and vegetables
The Clean 15
Fewer pesticides and chemicals compromise these foods. Most of these items will have a thinker, less porous skin making them naturally less resistant to external exposures.
**Sweet corn made the Clean 15 list because less than 2% of pesticide residues were detected; be aware that this is a multi-contaminated food item that is often produced by genetically engineered seeds (Roundup Ready, Agent Orange). Meaning? The pesticides are infused in and around the seeds so residue will not be detected as in traditional sprayed crops.
Through your intake session and unique protocol, we also examine what foods best suit your budget, ways to reduce exposure from foods, understand what Genetically Modified Organisms (GMS) do to our body and what foods fall under each of the categories.
*This list changes rapidly; consumer beware!
Not all Organic is equal!
What to look for when purchasing Organic?
Take Charge – Vote with your Dollar
The only way we will continue to have a choice is to vote through our dollar. When possible, purchase whole and organic foods; The second choice is non-GMO.
The BIG take home is that anyone suffering from ADHD symptoms needs clean sources of food and environmental interactions. Compounding an already overloaded body is not going to help. Check out my blog on Mood & Food.