Thursday, April 17, 2008

Dirty Dozen

There was a great article was on msn a few weeks ago, called the Dirty Dozen. Did you read it?

This was an article I clicked on and thought 'wow- I'm so glad I read that, I can definitely be more focused on my organic grocery shopping now' and then promptly forgot all about it. I do that so often with great information and articles, it's scary. My hope is to rekindle the epiphony I had, and to share the article with you.

For me, it's truthfully hard, and expensive, to buy organic. There are times I stand in the grocery store and wonder if it's really worth it, debating that 60 cent difference in organic lettuce vs. regular, and then there's always the precut, prewashed bag.... don't get me started! Next the support for independent farmers comes to mind and tugs at my heartstrings. I can literally be having a debate in my head while standing in the middle of the produce section, for 10+ minutes. All over 60 cents.

Why did I love this article? It lists the 12 most important foods to focus on, due to high levels of pesticide, chemicals and hormones. Woohoo- it's like cliff notes!

Drum roll, you're top 12 foods to eat organic:

1. Meat
2. Milk
3. Coffee
4. Peaches
5. Apples
6. Sweet Bell Peppers
7. Celery
8. Strawberries
9. Lettuce
10. Grapes
11. Potatoes
12. Tomatoes

After first reading the article, apples were the only item that stuck with me. I couldn't have told you the other 11 vegetables on the list to save my life.

I'm hoping to do better the second time around!

If you'd like to read the complete article, click here.

Guten appetit!


Loidhamer Family said...

I have the same exact experience every time I shop and I knew there was a list like this out there somewhere. Thanks. Maybe it will help me to spend the extra dough in the newly expanded organic section at my local grocery store.

lisat said...

Interesting! I like the list as well!