Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Want to know which products to purchase Organic or “regular”?

Here's a “quick” guide to the most common “inflammatory” & “anti-inflammatory” foods, as well as a list of the “dirty dozen” (foods you want to buy organic, as they easily absorb pesticides if used) and the “clean fifteen.”

Organic products can be more expensive than regular products. Are they worth the extra cost? The right answer to that question is: it depends.

The main reason for choosing organic over non-organic products is to avoid contamination from toxic pesticide residues. Fruits and vegetables may retain more or less contamination depending on several factors, including how porous their skins are or how likely they are targeted by pests.

Which Ones to Choose Organic?

Strive to choose organic for the first 12 items in this list (The Dirty Dozen).

Feel free to choose regular products for the bottom 15 items (The Clean Fifteen).

The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides ranks pesticide contamination for 53 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of 51,000 tests for pesticides on these foods, conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the federal Food and Drug Administration.

Nearly all the studies on which the guide is based tested produce after it had been rinsed or peeled. Contamination was measured in 6 different ways:

  • Percent of samples tested with detectable pesticides
  • Percent of samples with two or more pesticides
  • Average number of pesticides found on a single sample
  • Average amount (level in parts per million) of all pesticides found
  • Maximum number of pesticides found on a single sample
  • Total number of pesticides found on the commodity

Since good health is an INVESTMENT, not a COST — wouldn't you rather pay the Organic Farmer NOW instead of the Medical Doctor LATER?

And if you're looking for a simple way to gain health and drop excess pounds without giving up the foods you enjoy, check out “THE 7-DAY EATING CHALLENGE THAT CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.” It's simpler than you think!



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