For those of you who know me, you are aware of the thought that goes into most everything I eat. I say "most" because I am not perfect, and my quest for clean, healthful food is sometimes overshadowed by a craving, or maybe making the decision to eat something - usually in a restaurant - that I know is laden with chemicals. The one thing I can share with you, is that I feel wonderful when eating natural, "clean" foods. When I make poor eating decisions, my body suffers for it, and I experience painful and frustrating symptoms. Needless to say, one of my goals in life is to make healthier food decisions, and to share anything I might learn along the way with those who tell me they are tired of "feeling like crap". What we eat is SO relevant to our overall health and the way we feel on a daily basis.
When trying to minimize exposure to toxic chemicals/pesticides, I believe it is always best to choose organic food. However, availablity and cost could limit choices. I've had so many friends ask me "Where do I start?" because it feels so overwhelming to them.
While doing some research, I came across TheDailyGreen and found an article that lists the top 12 foods to eat organic due to pesticide residue, and also 10 foods you don't have to buy organic. It's a good start to help you along your journey of wiser eating habits!
Take a moment to read some good info: The Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Foods to Eat Organic
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