A new report from the EWG may confuse consumers, but Paula Simpson says the best way to avoid foods with toxins is to buy organic
In order to help reduce our exposure to pesticides through diet, the Environmental Working Group (EWG,) just released their latest report on the most chemically laden vs. cleanest produce. Updated from their original report in 2010, it has changed slightly as apples are slated the most toxic of all (vs celery in 2010.)
The EWG also states that by choosing foods from the “clean list” you can potentially reduce your exposure to chemicals by up to 90%!
But not everyone is happy with report, stating it is misleading and may confuse consumers on the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.
As we are aware of the many health benefits surrounding fruits and vegetables (but are also informed of latest and potentially dangerous innovations in food technology,) this could be a useful and health protective tool. Why wouldn’t we want to reduce our exposure to dietary chemicals and toxins that may, over time, have a negative impact on our total health?
My recommendation: choose foods locally grown (organic preferentially,) and in season. To further reduce your exposure to chemicals, use a natural based fruit and veggie wash!
Will you consider changing your produce choices now?
For more by Paula Simpson:
- Foods to Naturally Detoxify and Help Trim Your Waistline!
- Skin Cancer Awareness Month; How Antioxidants Can Help
- How Nutrition Influences Your Skin’s Aging Process
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