Adventures in Raw Fooding in the Forever Wild Adirondacks
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
organic or not?
too bad it is costly to eat foods that are not genetically modified or drenched in poisons. many times i ponder in the produce aisle, which to buy, especially when the price margin is large and i have been given a little help in deciding whether it is in the budget this week or not. you may have seen the 'dirty dozen' floating around on the internet. i have also seen it, benefited by it, and thought i would incorporate it into today's blog. of course in the sweet sweet summer it is so much easier to grow your own or go to the farmers markets, but as the days get shorter and the nights more frigid, it seems anything fresh and green and juicy- costs alot more. so here is the list of the dirty dozen- the bad guys to avoid when your $$'s allow.
The Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Foods to Buy Organic
If you have budget constraints, your money is doing more for your health when you put it towards organic varieties of the following fruits and vegetables (listed in descending order, starting with greatest levels pesticide contamination):
The Cleanest 12: Save Your Money & Buy Conventional
If going totally organic is too difficult or pricey, play it safe and eat the following conventional produce items to minimize your exposure. These ,are known to have the least amount of pesticide residue (listed in ascending order, starting with of lowest levels of pesticide contamination):
I am a certified Alissa Cohen Living on Live Foods Chef, Instructor and Teacher in upstate NY. I first discovered Raw Food for its health and weight balancing benefits. My special talent is for recreating dishes that have dazzled me at fine eateries, replicating familiar cooked dishes that will win over taste buds and encourage anyone that eating raw can be really delicious and exciting! If you enjoyed the tasty recipes that will be posted here on this blog, be sure to check out my upcoming book “Raw Delights”, which is due to go to publishing soon. It's release will be announced on the website: www.AdirondackRawFoodConnection.com.
the information contained in this blog is for education only and is not meant to help diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. it is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes to your existing diet. there, that's said- now go and play with your food!