Well-Being/Cook: Safe & Dirty

Eating a wholesome diet full of fruits and veggies that are chemical free should be a no- brainer if you have this list of what is safe (Clean 15) and what is not (Dirty Dozen). Much of the produce in the grocery store is laden with chemicals which you then ingest. Buying organic can be expensive so if you have to pick and choose what to buy organic refer to the list below compiled by Christa Orechio with The Whole Journey to make the call for you and your family. She also suggests washing any conventional fruits and veggies with a wash that you can make yourself to rid these products of chemical residue.

The Dirty Dozen:

Apples

Celery

Strawberries (all berries)

Nectarines

Spinach

Peaches

Sweet Bell Peppers

Grapes

Blueberries

Lettuce

Potatoes

Kale/Collard Greens/Leafy Greens

Clean 15:

Onions

Corn

Avocado

Cantaloupe

Pineapple

Mangoes

Asparagus

Sweet Peas

Kiwi Fruit

Cabbage

Eggplant

Watermelon

Sweet Potato

Grapefruit

Mushroom

 

Fruit and Veggie Wash: 

1 cup water

1 cup white distilled vinegar

1 T baking soda (added slowly)

20 drops grapefruit seed extract

Mix ingredients together in a big pot- and put into a spray bottle. Spray on Fruits and veggies that are not organic and leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with water and enjoy.

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