“Dirty Dozen” (Buy these fruits and veggies ORGANIC)

[one_half first]

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries

[/one_half]

[one_half]

  • Cherries
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Imported grapes
  • Carrots
  • Pears

[/one_half]

“Clean fifteen”

(Conventional grown versions of these items are fine)

[one_half first]

  • Onions
  • Avocados
  • Sweet corn
  • Pineapples
  • Mangoes
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet peas
  • Kiwis

[/one_half]

[one_half]

  • Cabbages
  • Eggplants
  • Papayas
  • Watermelons
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet potatoes

[/one_half]

Why? Fruits and veggies grown from the earth usually have less pesticides and other harmful preserves on them compared to those grown above ground.

Foods to add to your diet:

  • Fiber rich carbs: whole grain oats, cereals, quinoa, long-grain brown rice, veggies, fruits and berries)
  • Healthy Fats: monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids – olive oil, avocado, flaxseed, acai, walnuts, almonds, butter, chocolate, sustainable varieties of fish {trout, wild salmon, sardines})
  • Quality Protein: plant sources of protein (beans mixed with whole grains for complete protein); sustainable fish, pasture-raised, grass-fed organic meats, eggs and dairy.

Fishes to eat:

  • Wild Alaskan Salmon
  • Pacific Halibut
  • Farmed Rainbow Trout
  • US Albacore, yellowfin tuna
  • Dungeness crab

Avoid:

  • Farmed salmon
  • Farmed tilapia
  • Chilean sea bass
  • Eel

Why?

Multiple studies have shown farm raised fish to contain significantly larger amounts of pollutants including mercury and PCBs.

Are you trying to get pregnant? Make sure to…

  • Eat organic
  • Avoid big, fatty fish
  • Filter your water
  • Watch plastics (use pyrex)
  • Breast feed
  • Let your partner know they should also go plastic free.