THE DIRTY 'DOZEN'

Posted by Maria Lennartz on Thursday, July 16, 2015


You've probably heard that the fresh fruits and vegetables in your local supermarket might be tainted by pesticides. A nonprofit organization call the Environmental Working Group looked at 51,000 pesticide tests for 53 popular fruits and vegetables and then ranked them based on how much and how many different pesticides were found. The Dirty Dozen is their list of the 12 foods shown to have the highest levels.

Whenever possible, buy the organic versions of these 12 fruits and vegetables.

Dirty Dozen 

 Apples

 Strawberries

 Grapes

 Celery

 Peaches

 Spinach

 Capsicum

 Imported Nectarines

 Cucumbers

 Cherry Tomatoes

 Imported Snap Peas

 Potatoes

Dirty Secrets

Here are some of the scary details on the levels of pesticides found on fresh food you’ve probably bought at your local supermarket.

·Every imported nectarine examined tested positive for pesticides

·One sample of strawberries contained 13 different pesticides

·Apples might be treated with 56 different pesticides


Dr. Mike Roussell PhD, is a nutritional consultant and author known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and log lasting health.