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

[one_half first]

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



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


“Clean fifteen”

(Conventional grown versions of these items are fine)

[one_half first]

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



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


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


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


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.