Guest Post- Jackii Naturals Post 4

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Here is the next guest post from the amazing Jackii, Enjoy!

It’s Jackii from JackiiNaturals again! Organic food is very important, especially when dealing with the “dirty dozen” foods!

What do I mean by this?

There are certain foods that retain the pesticides that non-organic farmers use on their crops! In order to keep your body safe from these harmful toxins, we must avoid them and consume the organic versions, but it’s still much safer to consume non-organic fruits and vegetables than it is to consume processed food. There are also the “clean fifteen” which are known to be safe for consumption whether they’re organic or not. Eating non-organic food long-term can cause many health problems. Preservatives and other chemicals can affect us in many ways, especially when it’s eaten frequently, regularly, and on a long-term basis.

To guide you on your journey to eating organic food, I’ve compiled a list of the “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen” foods!

The Dirty Dozen (in order of contamination)

Apples
Celery
Sweet bell peppers
Peaches
Strawberries
Nectarines
Grapes
Spinach
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Blueberries
Potatoes

The Clean 15 (in order of least contamination)

Onions
Sweet Corn
Pineapples
Avocado
Cabbage
Sweet peas
Asparagus
Mangoes
Eggplant
Kiwi
Cantaloupe
Sweet potatoes
Grapefruit
Watermelon
Mushrooms

So by looking at these lists, we can confirm that apples are the “dirtiest” and therefore retain the most chemicals and pesticides, while onions are virtually harmless, even if they aren’t organic. Following the rules of the “dirty dozen” and “clean fifteen” lists can help us save lots of money in the long run, allowing us to live a healthier life by buying organic food only when we need to. Going 100% organic isn’t necessary, but when you have health problems, it can help a lot! By following these lists, we can limit the amount of unknown chemicals that go into our bodies, and ultimately, we can live a much healthier life.

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