Are some non-organic foods more toxic than others?
The short answer is YES! Checkout the photos below for the list of most toxic non-organic produce on the market in 2018!
Buying local and organic produce 100% of the time isn't realistic or accessible for many people. The high costs, local accessibility to these foods, and time of season (especially in colder climates) can make it extremely difficult to stay on a 100% organic diet. 🍎
The 2018 Environmental Working Group Clean15 and DirtyDozen list outlines which produce is the most heavily sprayed (dirty dozen) and should ALWAYS be bought organic, and the produce that tested lowest for the amount of chemical residue found in/on the plant (clean 15).
We can greatly decrease our toxic exposure to round-up and chemical pesticides that burden our endocrine system, nervous system, brain function, liver function, and more.
In natural, unaltered conditions, plants must naturally fight and defend themselves from harsh conditions, dehydration, nutrient deficiencies, and injury. When they must defend themselves, they produce more phytochemicals and antioxidants. These bio-active compounds are essential for optimal health and fighting disease.
Cleaning Non-Organic Produce
To help remove chemical residue, mix a cup of apple cider vinegar with water in your sink and soak for 10-15 min. Then give the produce a quick rinse and dry!