Dirty Dozen and Cleanest 12

Speaking of organic... I understand the financial constraints on everyone today, especially as the gap between the wealthy and middle-class continues to grow. Obesity is not just an epidemic in this country, it is rapidly becoming an epidemic to one target audience, the poor. Americans with better education and more money have more access to better products, in addition to having the knowledge required to making healthier choices. So if you can't afford all the organic produce you want to, you can follow this simple guide by Food News.

The Dirty Dozen (in other words... buy these organic or don't buy them at all)

  1. Peaches

  2. Apples

  3. Sweet Bell Peppers

  4. Celery

  5. Nectarines

  6. Strawberries

  7. Cherries

  8. Pears

  9. Grapes

  10. Spinach

  11. Lettuce

  12. Potatoes

And the Cleanest 12 (those lowest in pesticides, or as I like to say, the probably won't kill ya... but in the words of Lavar Burton, don't take my word for it)

  1. Onions

  2. Avocados

  3. Sweet Corn (frozen)

  4. Pineapples

  5. Mango

  6. Asparagus

  7. Sweet Peas (frozen)

  8. Kiwi Fruit

  9. Bananas

  10. Cabbage

  11. Broccoli

  12. Papaya

Now, I know what you're thinking. And I've eaten a bunch of Apples in my day that were covered with pesticides and were probably a relative of Dolly the sheep, and I can't take it back, but I can make better choices in the future.

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