Dirty Dozen

Every morning, my breakfast includes a scoop of plain Greek yogurt, low carb/high-protein granola and blueberries! I love it!

But a friend of mine recently caused me to rethink my choice of blueberries, reminding me that blueberries are part of what some watchdog health groups call the "dirty dozen."

In case you don't know what that list is all about, it lists the top fruits and vegetables with the most residual pesticides on them. It encourages the use of organically grown fruits and vegetables.

The list didn't stop me from buying blueberries - just switched to the organic variety and I still wash those thoroughly!

Washing fruits and vegetables you buy is a must but whether you get rid of all traces of pesticide is questionable. Still, I won't stop buying the fruits and veggies on the list. I think the dietary and nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables outweigh some of those risks!

Just in case you're wondering...

Here's The List of The Dirty Dozen...

    Dirty Dozen
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Imported Grapes
  • Imported Nectarines
  • Bell Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Blueberries
  • Lettuce
  • Kale/Collard Greens

About the Author...
Pat Persaud
Pat Persaud received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Morningside College, in Sioux City, Iowa, and majored in English, with an emphasis on British Literature.
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