Do you know what the dirty dozen is? Until a few months ago, I had no idea how badly our food was prepared and what chemicals were poured on and into our food. Did you know that many foods that we eat on a daily basis were drenched with chemicals in the fields? You see, many non organic foods are grown And treated with chemicals that when dusted kill all life but the food plant. It may sound genius, but if you think about it, the food we eat still has those chemicals when they reach your local grocery. Can we just wash our food and be good? No! The chemicals put on the food goes into the soil and therefore gets pulled into the food while it grows. Washing it may help slightly, but many times the chemical ingested is in the food not on it. I personally do not want to be eating chemicals that if a bug were to ingest would keel over in five seconds and die. You? So what foods should we buy organic if at all possible? !? A list is out that is called the “Dirty Dozen List”. These are the most heavily sprayed crops in the US. So next time you go to the store, think of this list, and GO ORGANIC!
“The Dirty Dozen” list includes:
sweet bell peppers
spinach, kale and collard greens
I feel that the more educated I become on the food that we eat, the easier it is to get healthy. Everyday I look for something new to learn to help share the truth about food. Sometimes we don’t always know what food is, but day by day I am learning!! What will you learn today?