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Have you Heard about “The Dirty Dozen”?

I’m not talking about the famous 167 movie… I’m talking about the top twelve foods contaminated with high levels of pesticides that can potentially harm your health.

Here are the dirty dozen:

  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Kale, collards & mustard greens
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Bell & hot peppers

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture 2021 random testing, these foods have been found to contain elevated levels of conventional farming pesticides and herbicides, however; we should keep in mind that nearly 90% of Americans do not eat enough vegetables and fruits in their diets to provide essential fiber, as well as vitamins, minerals and polyphenol antioxidants, all important to reduce the risk of debilitating chronic diseases and cancers.

As a Functional Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselor my advice is to try to make a conscious effort to consume more organically grown products on this list, and if you are curious about your toxicity levels, please schedule a free consultation with our professionals to learn more about our specialized comprehensive toxicity test seldomly available in conventional medicine.

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