One of my goals for 2015 is to eat healthier. Although this sounds simple, it’s easy to fall back into a routine of pre-made food because of my busy schedule.
Eating healthy requires work, time and grocery shopping. But it’s worth it because your body will run much more efficiently when well oiled. Here’s a bit of recentfood news to help you along that healthy path.
The new Environmental Working Group’s 2015 Dirty Dozen was recently released containing all the foods you should buy organic and scary findings when it comes to pesticides in our produce:
One single grape sample and a sweet bell pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.
Single samples of cherry tomatoes, nectarines, peaches, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.
Potatoes contain more pesticides than any other produce tested. I know loads of runners that snack on sweet potatoes for good carbs, even some that eat them during ultramarathons.
Avocados (a great food for runners!) were the cleanest with only one percent showing any pesticides.
Approximately 89 percent of pineapples, 82 percent of kiwi, 80 percent of papayas, 88 percent of mango and 61 percent of cantaloupe had no residues.
Dirty Dozen–Buy organic!
Sweet bell peppers
Snap peas (imported)
Kale and collard greens
Sweet peas (frozen)
Happy healthy eating!