With summer just around the corner, many of us excited to see more fresh fruits and vegetables in the markets and at our favorite markets and grocery stores. One thing to remember as you navigate the produce isle is the notorious “Dirty Dozen”.
The Dirty Dozen is a list of foods that have the highest amounts of pesticides when grown conventionally. Why does this matter? Pesticides can have negative health effects on our bodies when consumed on a regular basis, including acting as hormone disruptors and damaging the liver, kidneys, and nervous system. If you are planning on consuming some of these foods this summer, remember this list and consider buying the organic variety of these foods.
The Dirty Dozen: