Grocery Store Tips for Fruits and Veggies

clean and dirty veggies and fruits

clean and dirty veggies and fruitsDid you know that eating clean does not mean that you have to  shop at a specialty grocery store? Sometimes it’s makes it easier and some items are actually LESS expensive at places like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, but good food can be found at just about any store, you just have to know what to look for.

You also don’t necessarily have to buy all all organic either! According to EWG’s Shopping Guide to Pesticides in Produce the “Dirty Dozen” are fruits and vegetables which have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic and the “Clean Fifteen” is a list of produce you should be just fine buying in the non-organic section of your grocery store.

Clean Fifteen

Asparagus

Avocados

Cabbage

Cantaloupe

Sweet Corn

Eggplant

Grapefruit

Kiwi

Mangos

Mushrooms

Onions

Papayas

Pineapple

Sweet Peas

Sweet Potatoes

Buy Conventional

Dirty Dozen

Apples

Celery

Cherry Tomatoes

Cucumbers

Grapes

Hot Peppers

Nectarines

Peaches

Potatoes

Spinach

Strawberries

Sweet Bell Peppers

Kale/Collard Greens

Summer Squash

Buy Organic

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