Bobby’s Daily Health Factoid – Did you know that organic food can contain 50% more vitamins and minerals than non-organic food? The reason for this is organic food is grown in mineral rich soil. When we eat organic food we avoid an average of 20 different pesticides.Many of the pesticides used in non-organic farming have been shown to depress the immune system and can even cause cancer. Have a great Sunday and try to eat more organic foods this week. Remember you will not need as much to eat, because the food you eat will have more nutrients.
The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen Fruits & Vegetables For 2011
“In setting the tolerance amount, the EPA must make a safety finding that the pesticide can be used with reasonable certainty of no harm.’ The EPA ensures that the tolerance selected will be safe,” according the EPA’s website. The President’s Cancer Panel recently recommended that consumers eat produce without pesticides to reduce their risk of getting cancer and other diseases. You can reduce your exposure to pesticides by up to 100%, by buying the organic version of the Dirty Dozen,”.
The Dirty Dozen
1. Apples 2. Celery 3. Strawberries 4. Peaches 5. Spinach 6. Nectarines – imported 7. Grapes – imported 8. Sweet bell peppers 9. Potatoes 10. Blueberries -domestic 11. Lettuce 12. Kale/collard greens.
Not all non-organic fruits and vegetables have a high pesticide level. Some produce has a strong outer layer that provides a defense against pesticide contamination, these fruits and vegetables will have less pesticides on them. These non-organic fruits and vegetables dubbed the “Clean 15″ that contain only small amounts of pesticides.
The Clean 15
1. Onions 2. Avocados 3. Sweet corn 4. Pineapples 5. Mango 6. Sweet peas 7. Asparagus 8. Kiwi fruit 9. Cabbage 10. Eggplant 11. Cantaloupe 12. Watermelon 13. Grapefruit 14. Sweet potatoes 15. Mushrooms. Information provided by the Environmental Working Group – http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/. All of the food served at Creative Health Institute is raw and organic. We adhere to the living food lifestyle diet.
If you have questions about raw food, raw food diets or raw living food, contact us at 866.426.1213.
Best to you and your family,
Robert “Bobby” Morgan
Program Director Union City, Michigan