The Holidays are in full swing. Thanksgiving has come and gone and December’s heavy event calendar is around the corner: office parties, family gatherings, neighborhood bashes…and the food frenzy.
Is it impossible to be healthy?
Creating a nutrient rich diet is harder than you think especially on the go. Studies have proven that because of the use of chemicals and the fast-tracked growth of our crops, today we receive about 50% or less of the nutrients we received in our fruit and vegetables 50 years ago. This makes it nearly impossible to give our bodies what they need, even if you eat your five produce servings per day!
Is the answer organic? Well sure, organicis important, but how’s the rest of the food affecting your body? The effects of processed (frozen, microwaved, packaged, canned, preserved, enriched, fortified) foods on our system are serious.
What to Buy Organic for your holiday gathering?
If you’ve been confused like most people about what products have the most pesticides, and which fruits and veggies you should spend the extra money on for organic options, the Environmental Working Group, based in Washington, D.C.released its 2011 list of foods with the most pesticides (a.k.a. "The Dirty Dozen”) versus those considered “clean,” in the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides.
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