EATING GREEN

It seems that these days, more and more people as starting to think GREEN. A part of this movement has consumers eating GREEN and introducing more organic foods into their daily diets.

The United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA) has issued strict definitions for the terms used on organic food labels and packaging.

•100% organic: all product ingredients are organic
•Organic: 95% of the ingredients are organic
•Made with organic ingredients: 70% of the ingredients
  used are organic

Most people realize there are many benefits to buying organic produce, but it can be pricey. Nutrition experts recommend going organic for the 12 vegetables and fruits that have the highest levels of pesticides.

Avoiding the conventional versions of the following foods can lower your pesticide exposure by 90% — that’s a lot.

Here's the list of the dirty dozen --- buy organic.
          Apples
          Celery
          Cherries
          Imported grapes
          Lettuce
          Nectarines
          Peaches
          Pears
          Potatoes
          Spinach
          Strawberries
          Sweet bell peppers*

•this vegetable requires more pesticides than any other vegetable; as many as 64 have been found on a single pepper in one study

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information resources: IDEA Health & Fitness Association and American Council on Exercise

 

 

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