Does FOOD Quality Matter? PART ONE


Does FOOD Quality Matter? PART ONE

This is a great question. Does the quality of your food matter? The answer is easy – It Depends.

To be honest, I use the cheapest gas in my car to save money so I guess it is strange that I DO believe the quality of my food makes a difference. I take pride in what goes into this bod. I believe we are already exposed to more toxins than we need to be, so if we can limit the toxins we are consuming via the food we eat, our bodies will thank us in the future.

Here is what I know. From studies done on pesticides (aka the straight up shat sprayed on your fruits and vegetables to protect them from da bugs) the findings have shown differences amongst types of fruits and veggies and how much of those pesticides are transferred to you through consumption. The fruits and veggies that you don’t eat the skin or have a tougher skin are more protected from what gets sprayed on them – we call them the “Clean Fifteen”. Alternatively, some fruits and veggies (those with a more permeable skin) are deemed the “Dirty Dozen”. So if you are worried about the toxins gettin into your bod you might want to purchase these dirty dudes organic. 

The Takeaway

  • The “Clean Fifteen” are safer to consume conventionally (aka non-organic) with less risk of toxins having an effect on you and your health.
  • The “Dirty Dozen” when consumed conventionally could have a negative affect on your health and are best consumed organic if possible. 

The 2020 Clean Fifteen List

  1. Avocado
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Onions
  5. Papaya
  6. Sweet Peas (frozen)
  7. Eggplant
  8. Asparagus
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Cantaloupe
  11. Broccoli
  12. Mushrooms
  13. Cabbage
  14. Honeydew Melon
  15. Kiwi

The 2020 Dirty Dozen List

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Peaches
  8. Cherries
  9. Pears
  10. Tomatos
  11. Celery
  12. Potatoes

The point is, you don’t have to go all organic to limit the toxins you are exposed to, but you could make a few changes to reduce your exposure. Which in my opinion is worth it for your health. Take a snapshot of these lists the next time you are grocery shopping and make a smart choice for your body if the quality of your food is a priority for you.

“Invest in your health otherwise one day your wealth will be invested in health…” – Vijay Suryavanshi

Coach Janelle

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