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Organic or Not?

Organic or Not?

Organic or Not?

To buy organic or not to buy organic?? Have you heard of the dirty dozen and clean 15 rule for what to buy organic and what conventional produce is safest to buy? Some fruits and vegetables are more likely to contain pesticides and other harmful chemicals than others. This is a great guide to help keep your family healthy as you shop!

2020 Dirty Dozen

  1. Strawberry
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Peaches
  8. Cherries
  9. Pears
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Celery
  12. Potatoes

The environmental working group has found strawberries and spinach to be the worst offenders 4 years in a row. They also found multiple samples of kale showed 18 different pesticides.

2020 Clean 15

  1. Avocado
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Onion
  5. Papaya
  6. Sweet Peas (frozen)
  7. Eggplants
  8. Asparagus
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Cantaloupe
  11. Broccoli
  12. Mushrooms
  13. Cabbage
  14. Honey Dew Melon
  15. Kiwi

A small amount of sweet corn, papaya, and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from GM0 seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops to avoid GMO produce.

Less than 2% of avocados and sweet corn samples showed any detectable pesticides. Almost 70% of clean 15 samples had no pesticide residues.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your health and how Chiropractic can help you, reach out to us today in Beaverton, Oregon at (503) 439- 9494 to get your health back on track!

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