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Environmental Working group
Special Guest, Suzanne Somers
on her book TOX-SICK,
now out in paperback!
In an effort to avoid things we don't want and find what we do, EWG has created this guide to support you! It is a simple, research-based place to start. If you take no further steps beyond abiding by these lists you'll be 100% ahead of where you were before. Seek oragnics, seek local, seek seasonal, find health!
Highlights of the Dirty Dozen™ for 2016
EWG singles out produce with the highest pesticide loads for its Dirty Dozen™ list. This year, includes strawberries, apples, nectarines, peaches, celery, grapes, cherries, spinach, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Each of these foods tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and showed higher concentrations of pesticides than other produce.
More than 98 percent of strawberry samples, peaches, nectarines, and apples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.
The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce.
A single grape sample and a sweet bell pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.
Single samples of strawberries showed 17 different pesticides.
The Clean Fifteen™
EWG's Clean Fifteen™ list of produce least likely to hold pesticide residues consists of avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwis, eggplant, honeydew melon, grapefruit, cantaloupe, and cauliflower. Relatively few pesticides were detected on these foods, and tests found low total concentrations of pesticides on them.
Avocados were the cleanest: only 1 percent of avocado samples showed any detectable pesticides.
Some 89 percent of pineapples, 81 percent of papayas, 78 percent of mangoes, 73 percent of kiwi and 62 percent of cantaloupes had no residues.
No single fruit sample from the Clean Fifteen™ tested positive for more than 4 types of pesticides.
Multiple pesticide residues are extremely rare on Clean Fifteen™ vegetables. Only 5.5 percent of Clean Fifteen samples had two or more pesticides.
Environmental Working Groups guide to Produce.
From toxic to not sick
Suzanne Somers shares an extraordinary take on how and why we are in the current state of disease in a very personal, very authentic story of her personal journey to health through a jawdropping awareness of toxins in our world.
Suzanne Somers is the author of sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Keeping Secrets, five Somersize titles, and The Sexy Years. The former star of the hit television programs Three's Company and Step by Step, Suzanne is one of the most trusted and respected brand names in the world, representing cosmetics and skin care products, apparel, jewelry, a computerized facial fitness system, fitness products, and an extensive food line. Suzanne received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from National University and is a highly sought-after commencement speaker. For more information, go to her website SuzanneSomers.com.