organic produce: the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen

Thanks to my lovely and helpful sister for sending this to me, I have a quick reference guide to organic produce!

The Organic Consumer’s Association has a report outlining the best and worst produce when it comes to pesticide residue levels.

Below, here’s the list of the twelve WORST foods when it comes to pesticides. Apples are the most chemically contaminated produce according to a report by the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit focused on public health. If you’re looking to eat healthy, pesticide-free foods, consider buying these items in organic form:

dirty dozen, organic produce, which foods should I buy organic, dirty dozen organic, the fit chronicles, the fit chronicles blog, alison hay, alison hay personal trainer, best fitness blogsAnd now for the good produce–the Clean Fifteen. These items rank as the lowest in pesticide residues, so feel free to toss aside the organic and go “conventional” as Whole Foods would call it!

dirty dozen, organic produce, which foods should I buy organic, dirty dozen organic, the fit chronicles, the fit chronicles blog, alison hay, alison hay personal trainer, best fitness blogs, the clean fifteen organicFeel free to pin these lists to Pinterest to keep a ready-to-use cheat sheet for when you’re in the produce section at the grocery store. You don’t want to break the bank when it comes to food shopping, but no one wants to chow down on some pesticides–you can buy organic only on the items that rank high in pesticides!

Do you normally buy organic foods? I’ve become much more aware of organic and try to splurge for it when I’m shopping for fruits and veggies. What about you guys?